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Duchess of Cambridge to read CBeebies Bedtime Story for Children’s Mental Health Week

The Duchess of Cambridge is narrating a bedtime story for BBC channel CBeebies to mark Children’s Mental Health Week.

Kate was seen wearing a sweater and sitting down cross-legged by a fire bowl to record her reading of the children’s classic, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson.

Her reading will be screened on Sunday evening at 18:50.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, illustrated by Paul Howard, is about a baby barn owl called Plop, a baby barn owl, who is helped by others as he grows in confidence and overcomes his fears.

Kate picked the book for this years’ theme of Growing Together.

Patricia Hidalgo, director of BBC Children’s and Education, said: “I couldn’t be more proud to have the duchess read a CBeebies Bedtime Story as we mark the 20th anniversary of our CBeebies and CBBC channels.

“It’s such a special and relevant tale and perfectly represents this years’ Children’s Mental Health week theme. I can’t wait to see her deliver her own take on such a classic story and I’m sure our audience can’t either.”

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