Princess Charlotte just started school again, with the new year brining lots of new subjects for the young royal, including acting classes.
Princess Charlotte just started Year 1 at her school, Thomas’s Battersea, this week. She joined her brother at the prestigious school last year. Her Reception Year didn’t go as planned, as for the most part of 2020 she was homeschooled by her parents due to the lockdown.
This year she will add a couple of more subjects to her curricula, such as English, History and Geography, with the school also offering its pupils extra classes ranging from music to dance. The school has a fine hall for drama productions, which, if Charlotte goes with acting, we could be seeing the outgoing princess step on the stage in the near future.
In an interview in March 2018, dad William revealed that his daughter loves to dance, which might indicate that the Princess is more inclined towards dance, with the dance classes at her school featuring a live pianist.
Speaking to attendees at a Commonwealth reception in March 2018, the Duke of Cambridge said: “My daughter Charlotte loves dancing”.
It seems that Prince William and Kate are both cultivating Charlotte’s love for ballet and dance. Around Christmas 2018, Kate took her daughter to a special pre-rehearsal performance of The Nutcracker in London, at the Royal Opera House. An onlooker noticed the royal mom and daughter in the crow, later saying: “She looked so excited to be there and sat very still, watching the show.
“They were the only ones in the audience. It was very sweet.”
But Princess Charlotte isn’t the only lover of dance in the family. Her older brother George was revealed by his father to be a lover of dance as well.
The young Prince, third-in-line to the throne, will be starting Year 3, and this year he will be attending more classes than the previous one, according to the school’s website.
Boys attending classes between Year 3 and Year 6 can join the school’s Phoenix Choir to perform a large repertoire. If he doesn’t fancy singing, the Prince could also join the swimming club, participate in football matches, among other outdoor activities offered by the school.
Prince George is a well-known fan of football, so football tournaments might be the most likely choice for him.
His passion for football has made him quite popular between his peers, royal expert Katie Nicholl has stated. She told OK! magazine earlier this summer: “From what I’m told, he doesn’t get teased at school.
“He’s actually very popular.
“Although he’s more introvert compared to his siblings, he’s an extremely kind little boy and has a gentle nature.”
Speaking about George playing football, the expert continued: “He’s also very impressive on the football pitch and before lockdown, he was playing in an outside team regularly.
“The fact that he’s sporty and is a talented footballer has certainly boosted his popularity.”
Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte were homeschooled by William and Kate during the lockdown, as the family was self-isolating at their country home in Norfolk after the lockdown was put in place in late March. The parents have talked about their experiences with homeschooling on multiple occasions, with Kate revealing that she didn’t interrupt the children’s study regimen over the Easter holidays.
She said: “We don’t actually tell the children we’ve actually kept going through the holidays.
“I feel very mean”.
More recently, Prince William expressed relief at the reopening of schools.
Visiting Northern Ireland to meet first responders and mark 999 days, the Duke said: “I think every parent is breathing a sigh of relief that school has started again.
“Five months – it’s been wonderful, but it’s been a long five months.”