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Duchess Kate has marked the start of Children’s Mental Health Week in the United Kingdom by reading a bedtime story for a popular TV show.

The Duchess of Cambridge recently sat down to read from Jill Tomlinson’s children’s classic, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, which aligns with this year’s theme of Growing Together.

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Dressed in a cozy cream-coloured Holland Cooper Fair Isle knitted sweater and blue jeans, Kate chose to read the book, as it has been a favourite with her own children, Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark tells the story of Plop, a baby barn owl who is helped by others to overcome his fears and grow in confidence.

Children’s Mental Health Week was first launched in 2015 by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, of which the duchess is royal patron, and is this year encouraging children and their parents or carers to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow.

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Patricia Hidalgo, director of BBC Children’s and Education, tells in a statement, “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 year’s 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.”

Kate is one of many celebrities who have taken part in the CBeebies network’s Bedtime Stories series, with Reese Witherspoon just last week making an appearance on the popular kids’ show reading Extraordinary! by Penny Harrison, which celebrates the special moments we share with friends and family.

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Last year, Tom Hiddleston chose to read from picture-book Supertato, Ryan Reynolds brought a copy of Where the Wild Things Are, and Chris Evans selected Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site. Tom Hardy has made multiple appearances over the years, much to the delight of moms across the country.

Bedtime Stories with the Duchess of Cambridge will air on Sunday, February 13, at 6:50 p.m. (GMT) on the CBeebies network.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.