Prince William and Kate are likely taking a break from royal engagements next week as their children are beginning their school half-term. Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be leaving the classroom for a week off as of Thursday 22 October.
During term time, the Cambridges are usually based at their country home Anmer Hall. The family also spent there the majority of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte will return to Thomas’s Battersea on November 2. Therefore the family will most likely be celebrating Halloween in the country. Last year, Kate was pictured at the local Sainsbury’s market, where she Charlotte and George were looking at Halloween outfits
Anmer Hall was actually a belated wedding gift for Prince William and Kate from Queen Elizabeth II. The couple lived there full-time from 2013 to 2017, in order to be close to William’s job as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service. Then the family moved to Kensington Palace permanently, so that William and Kate can become full-time working royals, and ahead of George beginning school.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte both attend Thomas’s Battersea, a tony private institution in London. George started Year 3 (Middle or Junior School year) in September, while Charlotte is now in Year 1.
As Prince William and Kate played a virtual game of Pictionary with a group of children from SOS Children’s Village, Pakistan, the Duchess revealed that her children were actually excited to return back to school.
The national director of the SOS Village said that before the schools reopened she had asked the youngsters if they would’ve wanted the long holiday to continue. However, the children replied: “Absolutely not, we want to go and meet our friends.”
Duchess Kate said: “Our children were the same.”