Trying to get the kids to settle down at bedtime can feel like mission impossible at the best of times. Every parent has their own trick that helps make the night time routine that little bit less stressful, even Prince William.


The dad-of-three revealed he loves reading to his eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte before bed.


The Duke of Cambridge shared the classic book he always reads to his children during a meeting with author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.



The dad told the pair their book The Gruffalo was extremely popular with the Cambridge children.


“It's a big hit in our household, The Gruffalo,” the dad gushed.


The Gruffalo tells the tale of a cunning little mouse who ventures into the woods where he comes across many dangerous creatures, including the Gruffalo.



The beloved children’s tale was first published in 1999 and has sold over 13 million copies worldwide.


Encouraging your kids to read can be quite the tricky task, but experts believe doing impressions of the characters can help.



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Giving the characters special voices and being expressive can help keep the children engaged with the story.


Your children are bound to enjoy story time a lot more if you make the experience that little bit more exciting.


We can’t help but wonder what Prince William’s impression of the Gruffalo is like.



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