Prince William shares the clever way he gets Prince George, Charlotte and Louis to bed quickly every night

PRINCE William has revealed the sneaky way he gets his three children into bed every night.

The Duke of Cambridge said that working with natural historian David Attenborough has made it easy to round up George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, at bedtime.

The three Cambridge children are said to be “big fans” of Attenborough and are “very jealous” of William’s collaboration with him.

Speaking in an interview alongside Sir David Attenborough on BBC Radio 4, the royal dad added: “Actually, last night we started watching one of David's newest documentaries.

“It's amazing at bedtime when I can crowd the children, just shouting 'we're going to watch one of David's documentaries' and they come herding in.

"It's the easiest way to catch my children and get them ready for bedtime."

It comes after the Cambridge kids were heard speakingin a sweet video asking Sir David questions about the environment.

And according to speech experts Prince George and Prince Louis have picked up the same Estuary English accent that Jamie Oliver has.

Meanwhile Charlotte was found to speak “posher” than her brothers.

George was heard talking on Saturday, when he and siblings Charlotte and Louis quizzed Sir David in a video.

George asks Sir David: “What animal do you think will become extinct next?”, while Charlotte asked if he was a fan of spiders, and Louis asked: “What animal do you like?”

Professor Jane Setter, who teaches phonetics at the University of Reading, said that rather than speaking the Queen’s English like Kate, George has adopted features of Estuary English.

Speaking to the Mail about George and Louis, Professor Setter said: “The accent they have, particularly George, sounds very like Southern Standard British English with some features of Estuary English.

“This is not unexpected as William and Harry both have features of Estuary English in their accent.

“The only feature of Estuary English George has in this very short clip is a vocalised ‘L'’- so a vowel at the end of 'animal' rather than the ‘L’ sound – and this is a feature of Estuary English.”


She added that this is very “widespread” nowadays, and you hear it in speeches of Boris Johnson, and Prince William.

Pronunciation specialist Dr Geoff Lindsey pointed out George’s final ‘L’ sounds like a ‘w’ so you hear ‘animaw’ instead of ‘animal’.

He added that Louis pronounces "like" in an Estuary-ish way, so that it begins more like "lark" than "lack".

He said that Princess Charlotte “doesn’t do this”, and sounds “posher” than her brothers with a Queen’s English accent similar to the Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte both go to Thomas's Battersea, a private school in south London.

In other royal news, we told you how William and Kate split up when he went on a Greek boat trip with a female crew.

And Prince George and Charlotte look cheeky in the garden & Louis plays in sand in previously unseen photos.

Plus Kate Middleton & Prince William got together after she saved him from a ‘pushy’ flirt by saying she was his girlfriend.

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