VIDEO: Phil’s in Camilla’s good books

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Teacher and author Phil Sheppard can live happily ever - after reading to royalty!

Hexthorpe Primary School teacher Phil treated Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to storytime in a contest to find the country’s supreme storytellers.

Hexthorpe primary school teacher Phil Sheppard, has been named as one of the country's top storytellers, reading for HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. He is pictured here with schoolchildren l-r Paul Henderson, seven, Natalia Gombarova, seven, Arsentijs Sulga, seven, Ruth Uyiekpen, eight, Ethan Wood, seven, Njoki Issachaar, eight, Dylicia Craddock, seven and Jordan Singh, eight. Picture: Marie Caley D4523MC

Hexthorpe primary school teacher Phil Sheppard, has been named as one of the country's top storytellers, reading for HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. He is pictured here with schoolchildren l-r Paul Henderson, seven, Natalia Gombarova, seven, Arsentijs Sulga, seven, Ruth Uyiekpen, eight, Ethan Wood, seven, Njoki Issachaar, eight, Dylicia Craddock, seven and Jordan Singh, eight. Picture: Marie Caley D4523MC

Phil, who has written children’s books featuring his Lollipopman character, described his trip to London for the World Book Day competition as “a whirlwind.”

Picked out by Horrid Henry creator Francesca Simon for the Storytelling Superstar event, he said: “One of the best parts of the school day is when we gather to tell stories.”