Prince George is officially going to school. The three-year-old royal will attend Thomas’s Battersea School in London starting in September 2017, Kensington Palace announced. His parents Prince William and Kate Middleton are “delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education,” a spokesman from the palace said.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that Prince George will attend Thomas's Battersea School in London from September 2017.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 24, 2017
Though his enrollment marks a big change for both the young prince and his future classmates, the principals assured parents that it would not make any special changes for the new pupil, The Telegraph reports.
“The Duke and Duchess have made it clear that they do not wish Prince George’s attendance at Thomas’s to change its aims, values or ethos in any way,” principals Ben and Tobyn Thomas said in an announcement. “They would like, as far as is possible, for him to enjoy the same education that all of our pupils receive and for them to join the school community as all of our new parents do.”
Thomas’s Battersea is a co-ed private school with over 540 students aged 4-13. (George turns four in July.) Tuition costs roughly £6,100 (over $7,600) per term, according to The Telegraph.
The announcement over the little prince’s attendance has already given the academy some major attention. After Kensington Palace declared the news, so many people tried to access the school’s website that it crashed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The toddler previously attended a nursery school in Norfolk last year, and famously showed off this charming first-day-of-school outfit. His first-day look this September will probably be equally adorable.
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Prince George arrives for his first day at nursery in Norfolk earlier today pic.twitter.com/w4BPGNE1H0
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 6, 2016
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US