Camilla loves reading this book to her grandchildren—and it involves stealing the crown jewels

Camilla revealed she reads Gangsta Granny to her grandchildren, a book which involves a grandma stealing the crown jewels

Camilla reads to her grandchildren to pass on her love of reading
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Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has written an article praising the importance of reading ahead of World Book Day on March 3. Camilla revealed that she reads a book to her grandchildren which involves a plotline about stealing the Crown Jewels.

Earlier this year, Duchess Camilla celebrated the first anniversary of her book club. The avid reader has made promoting reading one of her great missions in life, so it goes without saying she's getting involved with the biggest annual celebration of all things books.

Ahead of World Book Day on March 3, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has penned a letter for The Mirror in which she talks about her love of reading, and the books she loves sharing with her grandchildren.

Camilla writes in the piece how she loves to dive into a good book, saying, “when we read, we understand ourselves better, we understand others better and we make lifelong friends.”

Camilla celebrated the power of reading ahead of World Book Day

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“I still remember the intense excitement I felt as a child when choosing books to buy with my pocket money and the joy of knowing that these precious books, clutched tightly in my hands, were my very own.”

As for how she’s ensuring her grandchildren inherit her love of reading, she shared that she loves to read them Gangsta Granny.

The story follows a boy named Ben who doesn’t look forward to spending time with his Grandma, finding her boring. However, it turns out there are two very important things he doesn’t know. One, his grandma is an international jewel thief and two, she’s after the Crown Jewels.

What would Her Majesty say?!

Camilla is a grandmother to 5 children from her son Tom, and daughter Laura

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Speaking about the book, Camilla said, "This is a really wonderful book to share with your grandchildren – you can see their eyes widen as they begin to wonder if their own grandparents might have some interesting tales to tell."

Who are Camilla Parker Bowles’ grandchildren?

Camilla has five grandchildren.

From her daughter, Laura Lopes, Camilla has Eliza, Gus and Louis Lopes.

From son Tom Parker Bowles she has Lola and Freddy.

Camilla is also step-grandmother to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as the Harry and Meghan’s children, Archie and Lilibet.

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