AceShowbiz - Prince George's school will soon welcome another royal. Kensington Palace announced on Friday, May 24 that Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter Princess Charlotte would be joining her big brother at Thomas's Battersea in Wandsworth, south London this fall.
"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, expressed in a statement. "We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September."
In addition to Prince George, the 4-year-old princess will join her cousin Maud Windsor, who is in the same year as George. Maud is the five-year-old daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman.
Prior to this, Charlotte attended Willcocks Nursery School beginning in January 2018. The nursery school is located next door to London's Royal Albert Hall and is very close to her Kensington Palace home. "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," a source previously revealed as to why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opted for the school.
At the new school, which cost $23,000 a year, Charlotte is expected to dabble in French, Computing, Art, Music, Drama and Ballet as well as Maths, English and PE. According to The Good Schools Guide, Thomas's Battersea is "a big, busy, slightly chaotic school for cosmopolitan parents who want their children to have the best English education money can buy. That is what they want and, to a large degree, that is what they get."
As for George, he started attending Thomas's Battersea in 2017. Of the 5-year-old's first day of school, Prince William said, "I just dropped George off and he didn't want to go." Kate was unable to accompany her oldest child at the time because she was suffering from severe morning sickness at home as she was still pregnant with Prince Louis.