Watch as Kate Middleton shows her motherly side with tender words in CBeebies first look

It was recently announced that Kate Middleton would be the very first Royal to read a special bedtime story for CBeebies.

Now, a first-look clip of the Duchess of Cambridge’s anticipated debut has been released, showcasing her motherly side as she addresses the audience after closing the pages of her chosen book.

Kate – who is mum to Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, alongside husband Prince William – will be seen reading aloud The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson.

Then, at the end of her episode, which will air Sunday 13 February at 6.50pm, Kate, 40, takes a moment to address the young audience with some touching words.

After finishing the book, which tells the story of a baby barn owl called Plop, who is helped by others to grow in confidence and overcome his fears, Kate says: “Wow, what an incredible, encouraging tale.”

The Royal continues: “We can all feel scared sometimes, just like our little owl friend Plop.”

“But, as Mrs Barn Owl said, it’s better to find out about the things that scare us before we make up our mind.”

The Duchess rounded off her episode by encouraging the children watching at home to confide in others about their fears so they could follow in Plop’s footsteps.

Kate continues: “With the help of others, we can often face things that worry us.”

She then smiles at the camera, before waving goodbye, saying: “Now it’s time for bed, night night and sleep tight.”

Kate is taking part in the special TV moment to mark Children’s Mental Health Week, which falls between the 7 and 13 February.

The mum of three’s chosen book The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark encapsulates this years’ theme of ‘Growing Together’.

This year, children and adults are both being encouraged to recognise the things that will push them out of their comfort zones and help them to grow.

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Speaking about Kate’s involvement in the project, Director of BBC Children’s and Education, Patricia Hidalgo, said it is a true TV moment.

Patricia explained: “I couldn’t be more proud to have The Duchess read a CBeebies Bedtime Story as we mark the 20th anniversary of our CBeebies and CBBC channels.”

“It’s such a special and relevant tale and perfectly represents this years’ Children’s Mental Health week theme.”

“I can’t wait to see her deliver her own take on such a classic story and I’m sure our audience can’t either.”

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The Duchess of Cambridge reading The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark marks Children’s Mental Health Week. The story will air on CBeebies at 6.50pm on Sunday 13 February. Kate is also the Royal Patron of Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity, and first launched Children’s Mental Health Week with them in 2015.

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