Like many other schoolchildren around the world, Prince George and Princess Charlotte celebrated World Book Day, on March 5th at the festivities organized by their school. The event featured the schoolchildren sharing and reading books together, so what books do Prince George and Princess Charlotte most enjoy?
Thanks to their two great parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the two love a wide variety of books. One of the most recent that the fans found out was Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom. This fact was revealed by Prince William, with the story being about a friendly witch that is joined by a whole bunch of animals that accompany help her as she is threatened on their journey by a dragon.
The Duke of Cambridge told fellow parents during an engagement in south Wales earlier in the year: “I read this to our children all the time.” The Prince has even met with the author when she received her CBE for services to literature and said to her: “Do you realise how many parents you have saved at bedtime?” Another one of her works, The Gruffalo, is also frequently read by the Cambridges, and during William’s meeting with her, he said: “I know who you are. It’s a big hit in our household.”
As part of their upbringing as any other Brit, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have already been introduced to Harry Potter, thanks to their grandfather, Prince Charles. During his BBC One documentary titled Prince, Son, Heir: Charles at 70, from 2018, the future King revealed that he read them the books whenever he got the chance. During the program, the Duchess of Cornwall also noted that her husband has a talent for narrating stories. “He reads Harry Potter and he can do all the different voices and I think the children really appreciate that,” she said.
We also know that Prince William has read them at least one David Williams book, but he didnt reveal which one exactly. The award-winning children’s author has written stories including Gangster Granny and Grandpa’s Great Escape. David’s writing career has been so successful that his books have been made into TV adaptations.
Fireman Sam, initially a book which later got a TV adaptation, was one of George’s favourite characters when he was four. William previously said that his son has taken “an awful lot of interest” in the popular children’s TV show. Producers even created a one-off special to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary in 2017, titled The Prince of Pontypandy, as a kind of reference to George’s love of the show.