Did your favorite childhood tome make the cut?

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
May 18, 2020
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Royals, they're just like us!

At least when it comes to classic children's books, it's clear the youngsters of The British Royal Family so adore the same tomes we hold near and dear to our own hearts. As Town & Country reported in a recent article, some of the royals' favorite children books are tried-and-true classics we've been reading for generations, while some are newer best-sellers that little ones of late have devoured. Below, five of the standouts from the list:

1. The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh by A.A. Milne and illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

It's hard not to be captivated by these timeless stories originally published in 1926 about Winnie, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, and others. As The Sun shared, Prince Harry is said to have gifted a first edition copy of the book for Prince Louis’s christening.

2. Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

This delightful 2009 release has fast become a fan-favorite of the toddler set. In honor of Harry and Meghan's son Archie's first birthday, the couple shared a sweet video of Meghan reading the storybook to Archie in an amazingly cute video in partnership with Save The Children UK.

3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

We doubt many can read this timeless book, originally published in 1964, and not tear up over the story of the relationship between a female apple tree and a boy throughout the course of his life. According to Town & Country, before Archie was even born Meghan Markle said this was the one book she couldn't wait to read to her future offspring.

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4. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Did you know that Prince William  shared that this magical book about a witch's adventures is a go-to in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's household? "I read this to our children all the time," Prince William once said when stopping at an ice cream Shop in South Wales and encountering a child reading the beloved 2003 book, per Town & Country.

5. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

First published in 1997, this tremendously successful fiction collection is also beloved by the royals. In the BBC One documentary, Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, which aired in 2018, his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,  revealed that Charles reads these books to his grandkids, George and Charlotte. Can we get a story hour across the pond, Prince Charles?