How Will and Kate Plan to Make Prince George’s First Day of School 'Normal'
This story was originally published on August 30, 2017.
No parent wants their child to feel like the odd kid out at school.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will do their best to ensure that Prince George experiences his first day of school just like any other child — with his parents dropping him off.
The royal family will accompany their son to his first day of preschool on September 7, according to The Telegraph.
Although it’s likely that George will have different presentations for show-and-tell or perhaps bring a slightly different packed lunch, the royal family is doing its best to give him a normal-ish school experience this year.
But, then again, George’s schooling won’t be all that normal. He’s signed up for Thomas’s Battersea in London, where fees cost about $21,600 per year. The Good Schools Guide described the institution as a “big, busy, slightly chaotic school for cosmopolitan parents who want their children to have the best English education money can buy.”
The decision to send George to this school echoes a choice made by Princess Diana 30 years ago. Prince William was the first British royal to attend schooling outside of the palace. It remains to be seen if Kate Middleton will take another hint from Diana and mark her children’s school events in her official royal calendar.
Nevertheless, for those visiting London and hoping for a royal spotting, Thomas’s on the South Bank is a promising new addition.