Princess Beatrice pays tribute to Sarah Ferguson as she reads book to school children

Princess Beatrice praised the Duchess of York's parenting as she read an award-winning book to primary school pupils in south London on Thursday, 23 May.

The 35-year-old paid tribute to Sarah Ferguson, describing how she "grew up with an incredible mum" and reflecting on the importance of storytelling for young people as she met children at West Thornton Primary School in Croydon.

The duchess has written books for children such as the Budgie the Little Helicopter series.

Beatrice, the royal patron for the Oscar's Book Prize, read When Dinosaurs Walked The Earth by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Zehra Hicks, which topped this year's shortlist.