Cambridge has gotten more serious about its intentions to relocate outside of London and is eying up a new school for Prince George.
According to the Daily Mail, the main alternative to Thomas’ School in Battersea that William and Kate are looking at is the independent preparatory school Lambrook near Ascot, reportedly they’re looking to enrol the young prince this September.
They have also looked at Ludgrove, an all-boys Berkshire boarding-only school where Prince William and Prince Harry went from ages eight to thirteen. The Duke and Duchess were also spotted at private St. Andrew’s School in Pangbourne where Kate boarded part-weekly when she was young.
However, Prince George’s siblings, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, are expected to stay at Thomas’ Battersea where they are”super happy and settled”.
This news comes amid sightings and reports that the royal couple has been looking at possible new family homes on the Queen’s Berkshire estate, looking for a getaway from the city during weekends and holidays.
The Windsor location is also conveniently close to Kate’s family home in Bucklebury, a seven-bedroom Grade II-listed Georgian property where the Duchess’ parents still reside.
While we’ve been receiving reports of their relocation hopes for over a year it’s said that their plans are “progressing rapidly” as they wish for their little royals to have a normal childhood as is possible before the Cambridges accede to the throne.
Of course, the royal couple also has their countryside home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk where they spent most of the pandemic and their main royal base of Apartment 1A within Kensington Palace.
Even if the relocation goes through swiftly it is strongly hinted that Kensington Palace – where they also have their charitable Royal Foundation – will remain their weekday base for work purposes, with their offices staying in the capital.