Princess Diana says turtle-mania has reached a couple of young royals she knows.
Diana opened a new unit at a Liverpool children's hospital Tuesday and discussed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with another mother. The cartoon stars are called Hero Turtles in Britain.
Lynne Faulkner told Diana that her 5-year-old son, John, checked in for his operation at Alder Hey Hospital with a stuffed version of one of the turtles.
"The princess laughed and said 'Yes, the turtles have taken over our household,' " Faulkner said.
Diana and her husband, Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, have two sons, Harry, 5, and William, 8.