Where Does Princess Charlotte Go to School?

Education is taken very seriously in the British Royal Family. Growing up, Queen Elizabeth II did not feel like she was given an adequate education. Therefore, when she became queen she hired touters to get up to speed on the government and world events. As a result, she made sure that education was a top priority for her children and the royal generations that came after. Though Prince George will be the King of England one day, his younger sister, Prince Charlotte’s education is just as important.

This is where Princess Charlotte attends school and why she and Prince George don’t attend the same institution.

Princess Charlotte

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Where does Princess Charlotte go to school?

Like her older brother, Prince George, Prince Charlotte started school when she was two and a half years old. She attends Willcocks Nursery School, which is a private nursery school just a few minutes away from her home at Kensington Palace. The school cost the royals £14,500 per year, and most parents who want their children to attend must get on the waiting list as soon as their kids are born. Willcocks has been called, a “hidden gem.”

Where does Prince George go to school?

Prince Goerge attends Thomas’s Battersea, a private Christian school with a stellar reputation. The school’s mantra is “Be Kind.” Along with their academics, the school has a ton of extracurricular activities including, ballet, drama, LEGOS, and fencing, among others. Thomas’ certainly isn’t the cheapest school Prince William, and Duchess Kate Middleton could have sent their first-born son it. It cost a whopping $24,000 a year to attend. The prince, who is called George Cambridge by his peers, adores school.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis | Dominic LipinskiI/AFP/Getty Images)

Why do Princess Charlotte and Prince George go to different schools?

Often, it’s easier for parents to send their children to the same school, but Princess Charlotte and Prince George go to different schools. Though the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge never discussed why they chose different institutions to educate their kiddos, it’s thought that the prince’s school, Thomas’s Battersea is a bit too overwhelming at this age for Princess Charlotte.

Also, since Willcocks is so close to home, they were more comfortable sending the princess there at such a young age. We wonder where Prince Louis will end up when he starts school.

Will Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince Louis go to boarding school?

Traditionally, members of the royal family attend boarding school when they get older. Both Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry attended Eton College, an elite independent boarding school for boys ages 13 to 18. Duchess Kate Middleton attended Marlborough College, a co-ed boarding school in Wiltshire, England.

We’re not sure if the little royals will be sent away from home to continue their education, but we do know that Prince George’s school –Thomas’s Battersea is a feeder for the mixed-sex Brighton College, a boarding and day school that takes kids from the ages of 11 to 18.

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