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

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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.

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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.'

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.

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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.

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