Queen Camilla Reveals Her Favorite Book Series to Read with Her Grandchildren (and It’s Our Favorite Too)

She talked about the books on her new podcast

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This past holiday season, Kate Middleton, 42, gifted children several copies of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, a timeless children’s book that she once loved as a child and now enjoys reading with her three kids, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5. And now, we’ve just learned the name of the children’s book series Queen Camilla, 76, loves reading with her grandchildren: Harry Potter, of course.

The queen recently made a cameo on the first episode of The Queen’s Reading Room Podcast, which is an extension of the book club she helped launch during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In a teaser clip shared on the podcast’s official IG page, the royal shared that she enjoys reading the fantasy novels with her five grandchildren: Lola, 16, Eliza, 15, Louis, 14, Gus, 14, and Freddy, 13. “I think the one I enjoyed reading more than anything else was Harry Potter,” the queen explained on the pod. 

She also revealed that she often does different voices for the characters. However, her husband, King Charles, does them best. “I can’t mimic voices for love or money, I’m completely hopeless at it,” Camilla added. “I was a really bad actor at school, and I’ve never been able to master the art of mimicry. But my husband, he does it brilliantly. He can do all the voices.”

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The queen and her five grandkids aren’t the only Harry Potter fans in the royal fam. For example, Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry are quite the Potterheads.

Back in 2013, the trio took a tour of Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, U.K. At the time, the royals checked out the Harry Potter exhibit. Catherine, William and Harry also visited Ollivanders, a wand-maker in Diagon Alley,  and got a chance to play with wooden wands. 

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We’d give anything to hear King Charles’s impersonation of Ron Weasley.

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