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Watch: Prince Harry 'adores' daughter Lili, 'loves reading her bedtime stories'
Prince Harry is a doting dad, that's obvious. He has spoke fondly of watching son Archie, two, ride his trike, trips to the beach and collecting eggs from his son's little hen-house in the grounds together.
When Harry and Meghan's daughter, Lilibet Diana, was born in June, he took almost a full five months paternity leave to spend time with her and Archie. Though he guards the privacy of his family fiercely, he recently told singer Ed Sheeran, “Two is definitely a juggle...the baby is lovely."
He added, "We’ve been lucky so far, she’s very chilled and seems happy to just sit there while Archie is running around like crazy.”
According to a source who spoke to US Weekly Magazine, Harry is also fully committed to the bedtime routine.
“Harry adores Lili and loves reading her bedtime stories and rocking her to sleep,” the source said. “He has a real magic touch.
"Every day just gets happier. There’s just so much love and gratitude and they couldn’t ask for more.”
Read more: Watch Meghan read Archie a bedtime story
Although Lili is just 4 months old, it's clear the Prince and Meghan believe it's never too early to introduce children to books. They haven't revealed which ones are favourites, although there's a good chance that Meghan's own children's book, The Bench, is amongst them.
Published earlier this year, it's a story told in rhyme, featuring various dads bonding with their sons.
Meghan was inspired to write The Bench after composing a fathers' day poem for Harry, and dedicated the book to Harry and Archie.
Back in 2016, Duchess of Sussex was asked what children’s book she couldn’t wait to share with her future children. She said, “The Giving Tree," a picture book by Shel Silverstein about a little boy and his relationship with the tree.
They're not the only royals who love to read stories to their children however.
William and Kate both enjoy reading aloud to George, Charlotte and Louis. When Prince William was introduced to Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, he told her, "“I read this to our children all the time.” -and added, “Do you realise how many parents you have saved at bedtime?”
He also expressed a fondness for another of her books, Room on the Broom, saying," It’s a big hit in our household.”
William also uses the bedtime routine to tell the children stories about 'Granny Diana.'
“It’s hard because obviously Catherine didn’t know her so she cannot really provide that level of detail," he explained, "so I regularly put George and Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try to remind them that there are two grandmothers, there were two grandmothers in their lives."
His stepmother, too, is a big fan of sharing a love of books. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is patron of the National Literacy Trust and in June was snapped reading from much loved classic Elmer as she launched a story trail at a picnic with schoolchildren.
Surprisingly, perhaps, Prince Charles also loves to throw himself into telling a bedtime story. Camilla recently revealed that he took personal responsibility for introducing Harry Potter to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
In the documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, she explained that Charles loved to read the stories. "He reads Harry Potter and he can do all the different voices and I think the children really appreciate that,” she said.
Charles even wrote his own children's book way back in 1980. Called The Old Man of Lochnagar, it featured an old man who lives in a cave in the cliffs surrounding the corrie loch under the Lochnagar, a mountain which overlooks the royal estate at Balmoral in Scotland.
Another story-loving family member of course, is Sarah Ferguson, who writes her own children's books, and now has a hugely popular Youtube channel, Storytime with Fergie and Friends, where she dresses up and reads stories aloud for children.
Her daughter Princess Beatrice has also made appearances on the channel, and has revealed that Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney is one of her favourites,
Sarah Ferguson once said, "If I am lucky enough to be blessed with grandchildren, it will be the most wonderful sense of joy for me and of course, I will be making up stories every day for them."
Now she has three - Eugenie's son August, and Beatrice's Stepson Wolfie and her new baby Sienna. With this many relations to read stories to them, bedtime's going to be a riot.
Watch: Camilla reads to small children during library visit