Prince George now finds himself third in the line of succession after the passing of Queen Elizabeth. Indeed, if reports are to believed, he knows his standing and the potential position he could have in the future.
He also understands the sheer weight of the position his father, Prince William, holds, too – George has reportedly already told his classmates to “watch out,” as his dad is the heir to the throne.
Of course, while George is being schooled and prepared for life as a royal, it’s important to understand that he is also just like any kid. That means he has interests and hobbies, likes and dislikes, and loves being active.
It’s been known for some time that the young Prince George is very much into tennis. That’s well and good, but new reports say he is developing another hobby; one that’s making his mother, Kate Middleton, concerned.
At the end of August, Kate and William announced that their kids were moving from their London schools to Lambrook School in Windsor.
“Their Royal Highnesses are hugely grateful to Thomas’s Battersea where George and Charlotte have had a happy start to their education since 2017 and 2019 respectively and are pleased to have found a school for all three of their children which shares a similar ethos and values to Thomas’s,” a statement read.
“We are delighted that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will be joining us this coming September and very much look forward to welcoming the family, as we all as all of our new pupils, to our school community,” Jonathan Perry, headmaster at Lambrook, said.
It isn’t just any school the royal children are now attending. Lambrook has a tradition of royal pupils. Two of Queen Victoria’s grandsons, Prince Christian Victor and Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, were students there.
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It provides a privileged education, too, with the annual fee for all three royal children estimated to be around $56,000, according to the BBC.
The school – which sits on 52 acres of countryside and has a nine-hole golf course and a swimming pool – says it aims to create “happy and thoughtful young adults who are global citizens.”
Moreover, there are even chickens, pigs, and bees on its grounds for pupils to look after.
Starting a new school can be nerve-wracking, no matter if it’s the first day of kindergarten or the first day to university. A new environment comes with new expectations, and then there’s the matter of making new friends.
For Prince George, making friends doesn’t seem to have been a problem. Not only that, but he’s made sure his classmate know who he really is. In her book, The New Royals, author and Vanity fair royal correspondent Katie Nichol explained that George already understands the monarchy and his family’s role.
And at school, George has reportedly already warned his classmates to “watch out,” as his father is the heir to the throne.
“They are raising their children, particularly Prince George, with an awareness of who he is and the role he will inherit, but they are keen not to weigh them down with a sense of duty,” Nichol wrote, per Express.
While some students live on campus, George, Charlotte, and Louis will attend classes during the day and head back home in the afternoon.
“George understands he will one day be king and as a little boy sparred with friends at school, outdoing his peers with the killer line: ‘My dad will be king so you better watch out.’”
As the royal children grow up, they will naturally understand that they live a completely different life than anyone else. They will, of course, attend school and learn all about life, but they will most likely never have a “normal” job.