Mental Health Week: Duchess of Cambridge to read bedtime story on CBeebies
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, will become the first-ever royal to read a bedtime story on popular children’s network CBeebies.
Children’s mental health has long been an important cause for Kate Middleton, and now the royal has found a new way to bring attention to the issue with a bedtime story.
The Duchess is scheduled to make a special appearance on the popular British kid’s programme CBeebies Bedtime Stories, which features a different celeb reading a bedtime story every week. Guests in the past have included stars like Reese Witherspoon, Chris Evans, Sir Elton John, and Dolly Parton. Kate’s episode will air on February 13, marking the conclusion of Children’s Mental Health Week which began on February 7.
In a promotional shot from the show, the royal is dressed casually in a chunky turtleneck sweater and jeans, choosing to read aloud from The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson. Her choice in picture book also ties into this year’s Mental Health Week theme of “growing together” as the story is about a baby barn owl who is scared of the dark, but becomes more confident and eventually overcomes his fear with the help of friends.
This is probably the cutest news in the world right now. Which celebrity would you like a lullaby from?