Kate Middleton reads favourite bedtime story during surprising TV appearance

The Duchess of Cambridge read one of her childhood favourites, which she also reads to her own children, Sunday evening on CBeebies Bedtime Stories.

The Duchess of Cambridge took to CBeebies last night as she read her favourite book from when she was a little girl. The Duchess urged children to confront their fears with the help of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson.

Bedtime Stories

The Duchess took part in CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories to mark Children’s Mental Health Week. Indeed The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson, is a great choice to highlight mental health. Kate looked cosy and laid-back dressed in jeans and a £179 Fair Isle Jumper as she was surrounded by a wooded area with a cup of hot chocolate.

The mother of three read the tale of the baby barn owl Plop accompanied by two soft toy owls. As she finished the story, Kate added ‘Wow, what an encouraging tale.’

We can all feel scared sometimes just like our little owl friend Plop, but as Mrs Barn Own said, ‘It’s better to find out about the things that scare us before we make up our mind’.
And with the help of others, we can often face things that worry us. Now it’s time for bed. Night night and sleep tight.

The Duchess admitted that she chose The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson as she loves to read it to her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, but also as it matches this year’s theme of Growing Together.

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Other celebrities on Bedtime Stories

Many other celebrities have taken part in reading the nation’s children bedtime stories, including Chris Evens, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and British actors Tom Hiddleston and Tom Hardy.

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