Heritage

Prince William Just Revealed Prince George and Princess Charlotte's Favorite Book-and Its a Modern British Classic

"It's a big hit in our household."
IMAGE GETTY IMAGES / SAMIR HUSSEIN
Comments

Prince William and Duchess Kate work hard to maintain their children's privacy as much as possible. For example, the royal couple opted not to release photos from Prince George and Princess Charlotte's first days back at school last week.

As Hello!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash explained, "Prince George's time at school is private and although the Duke and Duchess shared an image from his first day at primary school last year, they won't do it every year."

But every so often they offer a little insight into their kids' lives, and yesterday, Prince William shared that his little ones love the book The Gruffalo.

The Duke of Cambridge was visiting London's new Tusk Rhino Trail, a series of 21 rhino-themed art installations around the city that "[draw] attention to the critical threat facing rhino populations across Africa due to a global poaching crisis" when he met Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the author and illustrator behind George and Charlotte's favorite read.

One of the sculptures was designed by Donaldson and Scheffler, with characters from their book, The Ugly Five, and according to People, when William was introduced to the duo, he immediately said, "I know who you are. It’s a big hit in our household, The Gruffalo."

For those who are less-than-familiar with children's literature these days, The Gruffalo, is a wildly popular book series (and now film) about a mouse who encounters several creatures while walking through the woods, including the titular beast.

Here's a video of the royal chatting with Donaldson and Scheffler:

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

But William wasn't just there to talk about his kids' bookshelf.

“We need the young generation to really understand,” William reportedly said, speaking with Donaldson and Scheffler about the important work that Tusk is doing to not only protect the rhino, but also to raise awareness of ongoing conservation efforts.

If you're in London and you'd like to see the rhinos in person, check out the map below. They'll be on display until September 22.

The Gruffalo

Dial
amazon.com
$11.29

SHOP NOW

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
About The Author
Caroline Hallemann
View Other Articles From Caroline Hallemann
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
The actor who plays Klaus, Robert Sheehan, says it's a show about "human beings first and 'superheroes' a distant second."
 
Share
Of their eight-year relationship, he says, "I was just following my heart."
 
Share
The Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection includes pieces worn by royals from George III and Victoria to Diana and the Queen.
 
Share
At Ginger Hill, the Rodriguezes create an idyllic garden getaway that brings generations of their family together.
 
Share
Chris Granlund, an executive producer on the new documentary Margaret: A Rebel Princess, shares why we're still so fascinated by the Queen's late sister.
 
Share
She was known as the grandmother of the continent for a reason.
 
Share
The American style icon died Friday at the age of 85.
 
Share
All the tricks you need to soften those smile lines.
 
Share
Don’t let this luxe wedding style intimidate you.
 
Share
NXTLVL Farms grows high-value crops inside container vans through hydroponic farming.
 
Share
 
Share
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US