Prince William has revealed that The Gruffalo is a "big hit" with his young children as he meets the author of the book, Julia Donaldson.
The Duke of Cambridge, 36, told the writer & # 39; I know who you are & # 39; when he met her at a conservation event at the Kensington Palace on Monday.
The father of three said The Gruffalo was a favorite of Prince George and Princess Charlotte while talking to Donaldson and book illustrator Axel Scheffler.
He also joked that George, five years old, would be "watching" the rhinoceros model that the couple had decorated as part of an art installation.
Prince William has revealed that The Gruffalo is a "big hit" with his young children as he meets book author Julia Donaldson (top, with William) at a conservation event at Kensington Palace on Monday night
After being introduced to Donaldson, 69, and Scheffler, 61, at the event, William said: "I know who you are. It's a big blow in our house. "
The Gruffalo, published for the first time in 1999, is an illustrated book that tells the story of a mouse that knows a gruffalo, which is a mix between a bear and a buffalo.
William also spoke about the rhinoceros model that had been decorated by the couple, as part of an art installation designed to raise awareness about the issue of poaching.
According to Hello !, he said: "It's amazing, I love it, you can say it's you. [of the animals] I think you can always see the eyes. "
William revealed that The Gruffalo was a "big hit" with Prince George, five years old, and Princess Charlotte, three (photographed together at the royal wedding in May)
William joked that his eldest son, George, would be "watching" the rhino, which, he revealed, could be seen from the windows of Kensington Palace, if he knew it was for sale.
The prince also welcomed Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally Humphreys to Kensington Palace on Monday to celebrate the Tusk Rhino Trail.
The Gruffalo, published in 1999, tells the story of a mouse that knows a gruffalo, a mix between a bear and a buffalo
The Duke, who is the real patron of the non-profit organization Tusk, spoke with the musician about his rhino design and said: "I knew you had made music, I did not know you could come back to this."
Its decorated rhinoceros, located on Carnaby Street in London, presents the African savannah and incorporates the flags of the countries where the rhino roams.
A total of 21 rhinoceroses will be on public display at iconic sites in London until World Rhinoceros Day on September 22.
Some of these were exhibited in the grounds of Kensington Palace last night to mark the launch of the facility throughout London,
They will then be auctioned off at Christie's on October 9th. The funds raised will provide vital support for the Tusk conservation projects that protect the rhinoceros and other iconic species in Africa.
Tusk was established in 1990 at the height of the previous poaching crisis, when elephants and rhinos were slaughtered by the thousands to meet the demand for illegal wildlife trade.
The Duke of Cambridge also welcomed Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally Humphreys to Kensington Palace on Monday to celebrate the Tusk Rhino Trail.
William was seen admiring one of the rhinoceros models, which is part of an art installation designed to raise awareness on the subject of poaching