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Demand for lentils soar after they appear on Prince George’s £18,000 per year school menu

Demand for lentil has soared over the past week according to farmers, and it is all because they feature on the menu of Prince George’s £18,000 per year school.

Despite only being four-years-old, the young Prince seems to have successfully influenced more people to eat their greens than even the likes of Jamie Oliver!

Puy lentil producers have reported a sudden boost in demand for the crop after it was reported that Thomas’s School Battersea would be offering this on the school menu.

Speaking to L’express newspaper, a spokesperson for Lentil firm Sabarot said that they believe the sudden increase in demand is down to Prince George, with people wanting to eat the same food as him.

On his first day at school, Prince George was offered a meal of either lamb ragout with garlic and herbs, pork stroganoff with red peppers or smoked mackerel on a bed of puy lentils.

Prince George is known as George Cambridge to his classmates. Thomas’s Battersea’s motto is “be kind” and requires that students “not just to tolerate but to celebrate difference, including faith, beliefs and culture.”

In addition to traditional subjects, George will be taught French, ballet, drama, art, and physical education at the fee-paying independent school.

George’s mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, has said in the past that she does not think her son “has any idea what’s going to hit him” as he begins school.


Maud Windsor, the daughter of Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, also attends Thomas’s Battersea. She is the granddaughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

 Additional reporting by Brittani Barger

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