Prince George and his sister Charlotte have returned to Thomas’s Battersea this month.
George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 6, have both returned to the classrooms at Thomas’s Battersea earlier this month as the new school year starts.
And this year will be quite the step up for both of them, as Prince George will be starting Year 4, while Princess Charlotte will start Year 2-which means that both will have brand new subjects in their curriculum this year. For Prince George, that means taking up new language skills.
Thomas’s website states: “In the Lower School, pupils have Language and Culture lessons, in which they encounter a range of different languages. Older pupils receive specific language lessons focusing on French and/or Spanish as well as Classics.”
From what we know from past interviews, George and Charlotte already have a head start in that area, as Kate revealed during an engagement at a farm in Gloucestershire back in 2017 that she was already teaching Charlotte Spanish and said that George can count up to ten in Spanish already.
George, Charlotte and Louis have another advantage, as their nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, who is from Spain, helps them when further honing their language skills.
Prince Louis, on the other side, still attends Willcocks Nursery School in April, the same place that his sister Charlotte went to. It won’t be long until he joins his older siblings at Thomas’s Battersea in September of next year after his fourth birthday.
The royal family are quite proficient linguists, as it comes with the job. The Queen knows fluent French, as she has been taught the language from a young age. The Prince of Wales also can speak multiple languages, French, German and Welsh being among those he has been heard speaking in public. Prince William continues this trend, as the Duke of Cambridge impressed his guests when he spoke Swahili during an engagement at Kensington Palace in 2019.