As schools opened earlier this month, children from across the country have been heading back to school. And the Cambridge siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are no exception.
Due to the COVID-19 many school rules have been implemented to protect the students and the staff and to reduce the opportunity for the virus to spread. For example, swimming activities have been canceled.
However, there is one school rule Prince George and Princess Charlotte are allowed to break in particular.
Prince William and Kate can drive into the school gates as usual to drop off their children.
But, other parents now have to drop their students off at the front gates.
Katie Nicholl, a royal expert, talked to Vanity Fair about the school rule break.
She said: “According to one parent, the school has installed numerous COVID-prevention measures and parents now have to drop children at the school gates. The Cambridges, however, are still able to drive their children into the school grounds.”
Nicholl also revealed that the children are “thrilled” to be back in the classroom after months of isolation and homeshchooling.
She sad: “While Kensington Palace did not release any images of the children’s first day back, George who has moved into Year 3 and Charlotte who is in Year 1 are said to be thrilled to be back at school with their friends, even though some activities such as swimming have been suspended.”
The Cambridge siblings attend Thomas’s Battersea school in south-west London. Prince George started Year 3, while his sister Year 1.
During a royal engagement in Belfast recently, William joked that he and Kate were feeling relieved now that their children were safely back at school.
“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.”