Save the Children sponsor The Royal Princess marked the end of the hugely successful Save With Stories initiative by reading “Thomas and the Royal Engine”.
The video, which was shared on Save the Children UK’s Instagram page, is the latest episode of the fundraising initiative which has seen more than 70 known faces read a bedtime story board.
In addition to entertaining millions of families during the lockout, the initiative has helped raise urgent funds for the charity’s coronavirus emergency call, which has so far raised £ 1.4 million sterling to support families in the UK and around the world whose lives have been devastated by the pandemic.
The Princess Royal became the protector of Save the Children in 2017 after having been President since 1970.
Princess Anne, 69, marked the end of Save the Children’s highly successful Save With Stories initiative by reading “Thomas and the Royal Engine” (photo)
The video, which was shared on Save the Children UK’s Instagram page, is the latest episode of the fundraising initiative which has seen more than 70 known faces read a bedtime story board. In the photo, reading of Princess Anne
She chose to read “Thomas and his friends: the royal engine”, a story which sees Thomas overcome different obstacles to obtain “The Fat Controller” to obtain a prize from the queen.
You can hear the Princess Royal say in her video: “I had the pleasure of reading this book to you today, a book that I enjoyed when I was young.”
After traveling to more than 20 countries with Save the Children, the Royal Princess then notes that “there are many more similarities than dissimilarities, especially among the things that children enjoy, and the narrative is very high on this listing’ ‘.
After the success of the American campaign led by actors Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams, Save the Children ambassador Poppy Delevingne launched the British version of Save With Stories in mid-April at the height of the foreclosure.
The Princess Royal joins the step-niece Meghan Markle, who marked the first anniversary of her son Archie with a reading of “Duck!” Rabbit! ‘, And a range of other famous faces from the worlds of film, television, theater, music, fashion and beyond, who all participated.
Names include actors Paul Mescal, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Michael Ward and Benedict Cumberbatch, singers Rita Ora, Liam Payne and Jade Thirlwall, presenters Fearne Cotton and Jon Snow, activists Sinead Burke and George the Poet and the Oscar winner Rachel Shenton, who wrote a Peppa Pig story.
The royal princess says in her video: “I had the pleasure of reading this book to you today, a book that I enjoyed when I was young”
On Instagram, savechildrenuk wrote: “Thanks to our patron, the Royal Princess, for closing Save with Stories with a final reading of‘ Thomas and the Royal Engine ’
Save the Children UK Ambassador Poppy Delevingne added: “It is an honor for the Princess to read the latest book from our Save With Stories initiative.
“I was so thrilled to launch the campaign here in the UK, not only to raise funds for those so severely affected by the pandemic, but because all of these joyful readings have given children and parents a break and fun while locking. “
It comes after the news that a documentary exploring the life of Princess Anne as a “revolutionary” member of the royal family will be released to mark her 70th birthday next month.
The Princess Royal, who celebrated the milestone on August 15, is known for “refusing to follow the script”; becoming the first daughter of a monarch to go to school, the first royal Olympian and insisting that her children had no royal titles.
To celebrate her remarkable life, the filmmakers got “unprecedented” behind-the-scenes access to the princess and her loved ones for more than a year.
A documentary exploring the life of Princess Anne as a “revolutionary” member of the royal family will be released to mark her 70th birthday next month. In the photo, Anne in March
The result is a 90-minute documentary that promises a “definitive portrait” of Anne, featuring images of the family and invisible conversations with her children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence.
Classmates remember Princess Anne’s desire to be “one of the girls” before she became an adult as the changing 1960s gave way to the turbulent 1970s.
Meanwhile, his waiting ladies admit that they find it hard to keep up with his relentless pace, and his charities reveal a passionate patron who keeps everyone on their guard.
The documentary will also show the princess talking about the failed kidnapping attempt in 1974.
Viewers will get a glimpse of her famous work pace as she undertakes a rich variety of engagements at home and abroad – from the bridge to the turret of a tank.
The documentary promises to be a “definitive portrait” of Anne, featuring images of the family and invisible conversations with her children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence. In the photo, Anne with the Queen on a state visit to Austria in 1969
But they will also see and hear how she relaxes with her children, grandchildren and animals in her Gloucestershire estate while Sir Tim reflects on a shared love of the sea and many other things.
The Princess Royal: Anne at 70 is commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton-Davis, factual controller and Sue Murphy, chief of factual entertainment.
Jo said, “With exclusive, close and extensive access to Princess Anne, her family and loved ones, this fascinating film is a landmark event for a landmark anniversary. “
Nicolas Kent, creative director of Oxford Films and executive producer of Princess Royal: Anne at 70, said: “It has been fascinating, especially in such an eventful and meaningful year, to follow The Princess Royal and hearing from family, friends and colleagues, many are talking about her for the first time.