Anne Hathaway said she takes inspiration from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 'empowering' parenting style.

The Oscar-winning actress, 36, said she read a story about the 'really cool' way William and Kate speak to their children by crouching down to their eye level, and started doing it with her two-year-old Jonathan.

Speaking about the royals, she told The Sunday Times Style magazine: 'They get down on the child's level and speak to them eye to eye to make their child feel empowered. I thought that was really cool. I started doing that with Jonathan.'  
谈到王室,安妮告诉杂志《The Sunday Times Style》:“他们蹲到孩子的视线高度,说话时注视着孩子,让孩子感到其中的力量。我觉得这很酷,也开始和乔纳森这样做。”

The parenting technique Anne describes is known as active listening and both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been pictured crouching down to speak to Prince George while on official outings. 

Kate was first pictured using the technique as she touched down on at Victoria airport during a royal tour of Canada in 2016. 

While the technique is popular with child development experts, the Duke of Cambridge was famously scolded by his grandmother The Queen during the trooping of the colour when he too squatted down to speak to his son.

The monarch was seen tapping her great-grandson on the arm and gesturing him to stand up as he crouched down on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the RAF display.