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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."
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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:

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.

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

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