Last week, it was revealed that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are among the latest students around the world to switch to home learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Thomas’s Battersea, their school, shared that their curriculum will be taught remotely starting on March 20.
A spokesperson for the school said: “Due to the increasing number of children and staff absent from school because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thomas’s London Day Schools have decided to move to remote learning from Friday 20 March.”
Danielle Stacey, royal correspondent from HELLO! reveals: “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.”
The school asked parents to keep their children at home and continue learning online. “This will ensure that children have continuity of learning when they are unable to attend school,” the spokesperson said.
“We appreciate the support of our school community as we continue to provide the best possible solution for our pupils during these challenging times.”
Of course, royal children were sent to public school only in recent generations. The Queen and Princess Margaret were both home-schooled by a governess. Prince Charles was also taught at home as a child before being sent to Gordonstoun like his father Prince Philip.
Prince George, who is six years old, began attending Thomas’s Battersea in 2017. He is currently attending “Year 2”. His younger sister, Princess Charlotte, who is four years old, began her “Reception Year,” in 2019.