Royal Source Tells Why Prince George And Princess Charlotte Are Attending Different Schools

Date January 15, 2018

On December 18, 2017, the Kensington Palace Twitter page announced that Princess Charlotte would be attending Willcocks Nursery School in January 2018. One thing a lot of people quickly notice was that this was not the same school Prince George is currently attending. So, royal fans had to wonder why.


While 4-year-old Prince George currently attends Thomas's Battersea, Princess Charlotte has started her own education at Willcocks last week. The Duchess took and shared a couple of pictures to commemorate the two-year-old's first day of school.

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Her royal cuteness was pictured in a red coat, grey tights, pink backpack, and matching bow, plus a super adorable pair of school shoes.

Why they attend different schools

According to a royal source that spoke with PEOPLE, the Duke and Duchess chose Willcocks for their daughter because they believed it would be the ideal first step for the little girl, and they were very impressed with the management team.

In addition to that, Willcocks is only a short walking distance from the family's Kensington Palace home, but George's school, even though it's a short drive, requires a fairly long commute.

Prince George started preschool in January 2016. He was the same age Charlotte is now. At the time, he attended a Montessori school not far from the family's country home, Anmer Hall. But while Charlotte is a full-time student at her Willcocks Nursery school, George attended part-time.

It sure sounds like Will and Kate feel more comfortable having their little girl closer to home.

Princess Charlotte is making the best impression

The little cutie has only been in school for a little over a week, and already, she's impressing her school teachers. PEOPLE reported that after her first few days in school, Charlotte was described as "polite" and "energetic." They also said she had "beautiful manners."

This did not come as a surprise for those who were pretty impressed by how adorably mannered she was in the picture taken on her first day of school.


In addition to being a delightful student, Charlotte was also praised for knowing some Spanish, which the princess may have picked up from her Spanish nanny, Maria Turrion Borrallo.

2018 will certainly be an eventful year for both Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Not only will they have a baby sister or brother in the next couple of months, their uncle Harry will be walking down the aisle with his American beau Meghan Markle.

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