The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will accompany their eldest son, Prince George, 4, on his return to kindergarten.
For little George’s return to classes, the royal couple decided to do away with the drivers and staff made available and take him to school themselves.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanying Prince George, will be met on arrival at the school by the Head of Lower School, Helen Haslem, who will then escort Their Royal Highnesses to Prince George’s reception classroom,” a statement from Kensington Palace announced. [via People]
Thus on September 7 the royal pair will be at Thomas Elementary School, in the Battersea district of London, for the beginning of the school year.
Like Diana before them, Kate and William are keen to offer their children a “normal” education. They have thus overruled the royal protocol which requires children to study through homeschooling, and opted for a “regular” school instead.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, want to keep their two children’s lives as normal as possible.
The latest issue of Us Weekly reveals that the royal couple has decided to raise their children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, in a technology-free environment.
“While they feel it’s important to make them aware of their backgrounds, it’s also vital for both George and Charlotte to have as much normalcy in their lives as possible,” an insider tells the publication.
The two have forbidden their children from using electronic gadgets such as tablets and cell phones.
“They’re very much seen as Mummy and Daddy’s toys, not for children,” the source says. “As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play and encouraging an active imagination.”
“They’re very much a normal family,” a palace insider adds.
According to the article, George is passionate about anything that has wheels, and Charlotte loves the universe of the princesses, an irony that she still can’t perceive.
In addition, the 4-year-old boy is becoming aware that his world is different from that of other children and is curious about everything around him. His sister is very attached to her mother and is preparing to go to school in 2018.
From July 17 to 21, 2017, the royals will be on a five-day tour to Poland and Germany, sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, will be joined by their two children, according to an announcement made at Buckingham Palace on Monday morning.
“They have decided that their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will travel with them and we expect the children to be seen in at least a couple of occasions over the course of the week,” a statement from the palace read.
“They look forward to a busy and impactful tour and are grateful that they will have the opportunity to meet the Polish and German people — such important friends of the United Kingdom — as a family.”
The children will be staying with their nanny Maria Turrion Borrallo as the royals honor their engagements.
The tour will include visits to Warsaw on July 17 where they will meet with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, and also a visit to the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
In Germany they will be visiting Berlin, Heidelberg and Hamburg before returning to London on July 21.
And it is Kate Middleton herself, who is teaching her daughter her first words in Spanish, breaking the protocol in the strict education of the British royal family to use governesses at this young age.
“She said she is trying to teach Charlotte Spanish and said her son George can count up to 10 in Spanish already,” the Duchess told Sayanna, a 9-year-old girl from a Vauxhall primary school, during the royal’s recent visit to a farm in Gloucestershire.
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It is likely that the two children also learn the language with the help of their Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrión.
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According to People, the children gave Kate a toy Paddington Bear and a homemade birthday card to give to her daughter, who celebrated her second birthday on Tuesday.
“She told them that they had a little party for Charlotte yesterday and she sung ‘Happy Birthday’ to herself! It was so sweet,” said Natalie Graham, a teacher at the school. “She loved the card and present and said Charlotte would love it too as the card had Peppa Pig on, which she loves.”