Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Gear Up to Send Prince George to School: Inside Their Parent Orientation

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It feels like just yesterday we gathered around our televisions as Kate Middleton emerged from the hospital with little Prince George bundled up in her arms…and now he’s off to school!

Prince George and Princess Charlotte were spotted on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s 91st birthday [Photo PA]
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were spotted on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s 91st birthday [Photo PA]

That’s right, the 3-year-old is set to begin preparatory school at Thomas’s London Day School in Battersea come September. But before he slips on his backpack and whips out his box of crayons, E! News has learned George’s royal parents took time to meet the teachers, students and fellow parents that will join him.

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We’re told Kate and Prince William attended a reception and new parents orientation Wednesday night for the approximate 60 new children that are expected to attend the school in the fall. They were spotted mingling with all the other new parents, putting their royal titles aside for the evening as they took a keen interest in George’s education.

“They were there just chatting with the other parents. They seemed very sweet and normal,” a source told us. “George was there as well. He met his new teacher.”

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Are you not entertained Prince George looks down at the crowd while Philip, medals on display, jokingly gestures

In fact, the insider added, “The kids went into their new classrooms for an hour to meet their new classmates and hear from their teachers. During that time, the parents met the head of the school and were given a welcome talk where they were told the exact specifics of the children’s first day.”

Meanwhile, we found out that George would be attending the school in March when Thomas’s Battersea released a statement expressing their joy that the royal family chose to send the toddler their way.

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“We are honored and delighted that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen Thomas’s Battersea for Prince George,” said Headmaster Ben Thomas. “We greatly look forward to welcoming him and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”

Prince George could be seen mouth agape and head tilted to the sky watching the planes although at other intervals looked rather bored
Prince George could be seen mouth agape and head tilted to the sky watching the planes although at other intervals looked rather bored

But along with a warm welcome, the school will also come with a hefty price tag. Prince William and Kate are expected to spend about $7,975 per term for George.

Jul 05, 2015; King's Lynn, England, United Kingdom; KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and Royal nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate after the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. *no uk sales for 28 days after date created* Mandatory Credit: Photo by National Pictures/KEYSTONE Press © Copyright 2015 by National Pictures
Jul 05, 2015; King’s Lynn, England, United Kingdom; KING’S LYNN, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and Royal nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo leave the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate after the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King’s Lynn, England. *no uk sales for 28 days after date created* Mandatory Credit: Photo by National Pictures/KEYSTONE Press © Copyright 2015 by National Pictures

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