Click the button for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic and how it is impacting the royals

British RoyalsThe Cambridges

Princess Charlotte to join Prince George in the autumn at Thomas’s Battersea

According to new rumours, Prince George will have a new schoolmate come the fall: Princess Charlotte is said to be enrolling at Thomas’s Battersea in September.

Princess Charlotte has been attending nursery school at Willcocks Nursery close to Kensington Palace since January of last year.

Thomas’s Battersea teaches 560 students between the ages of four and 13 and is structured into three levels: Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. Fees per term begin around £6,000.

The school operates under a “framework of ‘Enjoyment, Learning and Achievement’, which informs a child’s journey through the school,” according to its website. Classes in art, ballet, drama, ICT, French, music and physical education are all taught by specialists.

According to the source, it would help with security costs if Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend the same school. Not to mention, it would help with the school run: it’s about a 15-minute drive from Kensington Palace to the school each day, and William and Kate are said to be hands-on in this respect.

At the time Prince George was announced to be attending Thomas’s Battersea, in March 2017, Kensington Palace released a statement saying that “Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education.”

Prince George was enrolled at Thomas’s Battersea in September 2017 and is allegedly known as George Cambridge – at least, it’s what was embroidered on his school bag when he was dropped off on his first day.

Another source has said that William and Kate are also mulling over which school to send Prince George to, indicating that they may eschew the traditional Eton College route that William took in favour of another institution.

The source said that “They are very keen to allow George to spread his wings as a child and won’t ever do what people expect them to do when it comes to their children.”

Kensington Palace has not commented on the story.

About author

Jess is a communications professional and freelance writer who lives in Halifax and has a passion for all things royal, particularly the British Royal Family.