Prince William has revealed a heart-warming detail about his youngest son, Prince Louis’s bedtime routine.

At a recent Buckingham Palace garden party, William was accompanied by author Rowan Aderyn, an active member of his foundation – the Homewards Foundation. Aderyn made a delightful impression on the Prince by presenting him with a copy of his book titled ‘Homewards.’

“The gift was one that William cherished,” Us Weekly reported, quoting the Prince’s immense gratitude towards the author and his excitement to share the book with his son, Louis.

“This is wonderful, truly motivational,” William said, declaring his plan to read this book to Louis at bedtime, as per reports from the Mirror.

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William at a Buckingham Palace garden party earlier this week
William at a Buckingham Palace garden party earlier this week (Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The future king, aged 41, graced the annual event earlier this week in

Glasgow, joined by his cousins Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time William has linked a specific book to his children.

Being an advocate of reading to his children before bed, William strives to encourage this noble habit.

In 2020, the doting father spotted a copy of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson while on a visit to an ice cream parlour in South Wales. He admitted, “I read this to our children frequently,” as reported by the Daily Mail.

Prince William humorously acknowledged that Julia Donaldson’s books have been the saviours for several parents during bedtime.

He also reminisced about meeting the author when he awarded her with a CBE, stating, “Do you realise how many parents you have saved at bedtime?”

Kate called the classic book an 'encouraging tale'
Kate called the classic book an “encouraging tale”
(Image: BBC)

William is not the only one in his family to appreciate Julia’s work, but he also praises David Walliams’s books, terming them as “excellent”.

It is clear that the Prince’s admiration for the former Britain’s Got Talent judge’s work is unfeigned.

The mother of William’s children, Kate Middleton, also shares a love for reading.

Kate brought joy to her fans in 2022 when she took over CBeebies’s bedtime hour to read Jill Tomlinson’s book, The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark, to children nationwide.

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Interestingly, Kate is not the first member of the Royal family to read a children’s story on television.

She follows the footsteps of her father-in-law, King Charles in Glasgow.

In 1980, Charles published a children’s book, The Old Man of Lochnagar, to fundraise for The Prince’s Trust.

Four years later, he was seen reading it on television.