Prince George heartbreak: How future King urged NOT to get ‘best friend’ at school


PRINCE GEORGE and his younger sister Princess Charlotte are both pupils at the expensive Thomas’s Battersea in London and have reportedly been urged not to get best friends at school.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William’s two eldest children both attend £19,000-a-year Thomas’s Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Prince George, six, has currently in Year 2 which he started in September 2019.

When he has completed Year 2 he will finish his time in Lower School and move up the Middle School.

His sister Princess Charlotte, four, started the school in September last year.

The four-year-old royal was “very excited” to start at Thomas’s Battersea alongside her brother.

The school has a theatre, a gymnasium, a ballet room, pottery room, along with two libraries, an Astroturf and a rooftop playground.

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Prince George heartbreak: George and Charlotte have been urged not to get best friends at school (Image: GETTY/PA)

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Prince George heartbreak: The six-year-old is the future King of Britain (Image: PA)

George and Charlotte, as third and fourth in line to the throne respectively, will live lives out of the ordinary.

However, at school they are being treated just like everyone else.

This means, that the two Cambridge siblings must follow the school rules, just like their classmates.

In line with Thomas’s Battersea’s strict rules, children, including George and Charlotte, are not allowed to have a best friend.

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Prince George is in Year 2 at Thomas’s Battersea in London (Image: PA)

Journalist Jane Moore spoke about the school on Loose Women, and explained why George and Charlotte won’t be allowed to have a ‘best friend’ at the school.

She said: “It’s a really great little school actually for the reasons I think that it really focuses on kindness, it’s a really big thing in that school and the pastoral care is amazing.

“There’s a policy that if your child is having a party, unless every child in the class is invited you don’t give out the invites in class, which I think is quite a good thing as you don’t feel excluded.

“There are signs everywhere saying be kind, that’s the ethos of the school. They don’t encourage you to have best friends.”

Thomas’s Battersea focus on seven key areas of learning: Personal, social and emotional development, Communication and Language, Physical development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the world and art and design.

The school’s website reads: “We believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is fundamental in instilling positive dispositions towards learning.

“In the Reception year children will play and explore; make choices and learn to have a go and persevere; be creative and solve problems; form good relationships; be safe, secure and happy.

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Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte with parents Kate and Prince William (Image: GETTY)

“A stimulating environment, including a multisensory outdoor play area, supports the teachers’ planned activities and the children’s own initiatives for learning.”

The exclusive establishment charges the princely sum of £19,000-a-year for their students.

In addition to the tradition subjects, pupils learn about topics such as healthy eating.

George and Charlotte will also learn ballet, French and ICT during their time at Thomas’s Battersea.