CAMILLA has revealed a list of her favourite books – and one involves plot to steal the Queen’s Crown Jewels.
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams sold millions of copies after growing popular with readers around the world, including the Duchess of Cornwall.
The book, published in 2013 by Harper Collins, is about a boy call Ben who discovered that his gran is actually an international jewel thief.
Ahead of World Book Day on March 3, the future Queen Consort revealed Gangsta Granny is “a wonderful book” she enjoys reading with the younger members of her family.
From her two children Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla has five grandchildren.
Camilla said: “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.
“When we read, we understand ourselves better, we understand others better and we make lifelong friends.”
She revealed in a piece for the Mirror she also loved Black Beauty by Anna Sewell while in her phase as a “pony-mad child”.
Camilla also gave a nod to The Explorer by Katherine Rundell which she has also shared with her grandchildren.
She said it’s a “wildly exciting, witty, thought-provoking book”.
Camilla revealed it her and the little ones on the edge of their seats from first page to last.
The duchess spoke of the joy of reading and explained its importance in a developing mind.
She said books need all the help they can get in “our multimedia age” yet there are still approximately 400,000 children Britain who don’t have a book of their own.
She said: “Reading for pleasure is, we know, the biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.”