Kate and William remain tight-lipped about whether Charlotte will go back to school today

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THE only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, is one of thousands of Year 1 children who are expected to return to school tomorrow.

Princess Charlotte currently attends St Thomas’s in south London where fees range from £5,145 to £7,262. Charlotte would be required to attend school from this week under the current guidelines, with children in Prince George’s year facing a later return. However, Prince William and Kate have refused to say whether they will defy the government by keeping Charlotte from returning to school with other Year 1 children or not.

Officials at Kensington Palace have reportedly been told to remained tight-lipped on William and Kate’s decision about sending their daughter back to school today.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been isolating at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall during lockdown.

They have been homeschooling all three of their children and even revealed young Prince George has been learning about war one.

Homeschooling seems to have been going well for the Cambridges, with Kate even revealing she carried on teaching them throughout the Easter holidays.

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte, is one of thousands of children who are expected to return to school tomorrow (Image: GETTY)

Prince George

Children in Prince George’s class will return to school later (Image: GETTY)

Now, the royal couple are said to have considered keeping their children together and maintaining their lockdown routine.

Five-year-old Princess Charlotte and six-year-old Prince George both attend St Thomas’s where fees range from £5,145 to £7,262 with discounts offered to siblings.

The school is reported to have adapted to the pandemic by transitioning to remote learning during lockdown.

During a Zoom call as part of the BBC documentary Football, Prince William and Mental Health, William opened up on how he has been coping homeschooling the children during lockdown.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte

William and Kate have been homeschooling all three of their children at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall during lockdown (Image: GETTY)

William said: “Homeschooling is fun, isn’t it?”

He then added: “You start to worry about how little you remember from your school days.

“You can’t do the maths questions at home.”

The school is reported to have adapted to the pandemic by transitioning to remote learning during lockdown.

Princess Charlotte

Five-year-old Princess Charlotte and six-year-old Prince George both attend St Thomas’s (Image: GETTY)

Prince William and Kate

The royal couple are said to have considered keeping their children together and maintaining their lockdown routine (Image: GETTY)

However, government sources have reportedly said what they choose “will send an unfortunate message” to the parents up and down the country.

Daily Mirror royal editor Russell Myers told Good Morning Britain the whole country “would be watching” to see if the royal children go back to school.

Mr Myers said: “I think is very, very interesting and certainly the whole country will be watching this.

“The issue is the different ages of the children, who have been holed up in Anmer Hall in Norfolk with their mum and dad.

Royal Family Tree

Royal Family Tree (Image: EXPRESS)

“Essentially Princess Charlotte would have to go back to school under the Government guidelines on Monday.

“But the Cambridges are considering keeping the children together and I think a lot of parents who have been homeschooling over the last few weeks will have this conundrum to solve themselves.”

Mr Myers suggested whatever decision the family took, it would “send a message” to the Government.

“Mia enjoyed it the first week because it was different being around mum and dad all the time. But ultimately it’s the same people who are telling her off or telling her what to do and I think she gets bored of that.”

Princess Charlotte

Officials at Kensington Palace have reportedly been told to remained tight-lipped on William and Kate’s decision about sending their daughter back to school (Image: GETTY)

However, Princess Charlotte is not the only royal to be going back to school tomorrow.

Zara and Mike Tindall have confirmed they will send their daughter Mia, 6, who is in Reception, back to school on June 1.

Mr Tindall told the Telegraph: “Zara still has hopes that the horses will get back, they still need training and working on, so I get to be a teacher in the mornings which is sometimes really nice, sometimes really frustrating.

“I don’t think any child is a great home schooler because they definitely listen to other people better than they listen to their parents.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK