The coronavirus pandemic is affecting people all over the world. Sadly, millions are people are in quarantine and self-isolating, and no one really knows when they will be able to resume public gatherings.
The royals are just as affected as the rest of us, with family members distancing themselves from others as well as canceling events and public engagements in order to slow the spread of the virus. There is no doubt that the family is extremely concerned for Prince Charles, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, and hasn’t been able to spend time in person with the people he loves most in the world.
As a result of the pandemic, schools in multiple countries have closed for the foreseeable future. While this is difficult for just about everyone, it is what is best for students, faculty, and families everywhere. This means that even royal children, such as Prince George and Princess Charlotte, aren’t able to attend their fancy private institution, and must resort to another method of learning on a daily basis.
Just like so many other parents, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are going to homeschool Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Where do they normally go to school?
So, where do the future king and his adorable younger sister go to school each day under normal circumstances? According to Business Insider, the two royal children attend the elite Thomas’s Battersea, where they are typical students just like everyone else.
As it would turn out, there is no special treatment for Prince George and Princess Charlotte just because they are the children of Prince William and Kate. They are known as “George Cambridge” and “Charlotte Cambridge,” and they blend right in with the rest of the kids, participating in activities, running around the schoolyard, and playing games with their friends.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be homeschooled for now
We all know that essential employees are still required to report to work, which is why Thomas’s Battersea is remaining open for those parents who have no choice but to send their kids to school. Prince William and Kate, however, are staying at home, and their kids will be homeschooled just like most of their classmates.
What does this mean for the Cambridge kids? Well, they are getting used to the concept of not going to school each day with their friends. While it is difficult for them, Kate has limited their TV time as well as times with electronics, such as iPads. Prince William is also taking an active part in ensuring that the kids get their schoolwork done each day, and he conducts lessons and helps with activities on a daily basis.
Who will be responsible for homeschooling George and Charlotte?
It is a well-known fact that millions of parents are working from home, and Prince William and Kate are doing just that. Us Weekly reports that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are taking the responsibility for making sure Prince George and Princess Charlotte get the most out of their lessons each day.
HELLO!‘s Royal Correspondent Danielle Stacey said: “While details around the children’s schooling will always remain private, HELLO! understands that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be taught their lessons through online learning platforms. We know that education is extremely important to the Duchess of Cambridge through her early years work and no doubt, Kate will be doing everything to ensure that her children have the resources they need during this period.”
Us Weekly reports, citing a source close to the Cambridge family, that Kate was “always against” the idea of homeschooling her children. That said, times are different amidst the global pandemic and “she doesn’t have any choice.”
“George and Charlotte are being taught online at Anmer Hall,” the source explained. “When it comes to running quality online education, St. Thomas’s is up there with the best…Being educated from home is a shock to the system for [them]. To begin with, they were easily distracted and wanted to play together instead of sitting at a computer, but Kate’s now got them into a routine….[She] is mainly in charge of the home schooling and playtimes, but William is also very involved too.”
Although the royal parents were always adamant about their kids attending school in a traditional setting, the recent crisis has forced them to keep them home, so they are making the most of it. The family is currently self-isolating at their country home, Anmer Hall, where they are in a routine each and every day.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte wake up and go online for their virtual lessons, which their parents oversee, and like so many other families, Prince William and Kate are taking things as seriously as possible.