Surprising no one, it was announced last Friday that Princess Charlotte of Cambridge will be joining her big brother at Thomas’s Battersea for big-girl school in the fall. To their credit (I believe), William and Kate are pretty particular about their kids’ education, and I think they both wanted a co-education for their kids in the early years. I think they chose Thomas’s Battersea in the first place for George with the idea that Charlotte would join him eventually, and Louis too. I think the Cambridges also like Thomas’s Battersea because it’s not full of the children of aristocrats and big-name political operatives. God knows, George will get that when he eventually enrolls in Eton. But for now, George and Charlotte are going to the same school!
Make room on the playground for Princess Charlotte! The 4-year-old royal will join her big brother, Prince George, 5, at Thomas’s Battersea in September, Kensington Palace announced on Friday.
“We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas’s Battersea,” Simon O’Malley, Headmaster at Thomas’s Battersea, said. “We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”
Charlotte previously attended Willcocks Nursery School, which she began in January 2018. The school, which is housed in a church hall, is next door to London’s Royal Albert Hall, and very close to the family’s Kensington Palace home. A royal source tells PEOPLE, “They chose that nursery because they thought it would be an ideal first step for Charlotte’s education and they were impressed by the team who work there.”
I totally forgot that Charlotte goes to nursery school in London. George did not – he went to a small nursery school close to Anmer Hall in Norfolk, because that was back when the Cambridges lived almost full-time at Anmer. Anyway, from what little we’ve seen of Charlotte, she’s a little pistol and I’m sure she’ll be running that school with an iron fist soon enough. Now Kate will only have one baby at home! Yeah, she’ll want a fourth.
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