Why Kate Middleton May Continue to Keep Princess Charlotte Out of School if the Building Reopens

Hilary Weaver
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From ELLE

Like many parents right now, Prince William and Kate Middleton are homeschooling their little ones while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As summer approaches, though, some schools are considering re-opening, including George and Charlotte's school, Thomas's school in Battersea in south-west London. Per the Sunday Times, the school is expected to follow government guidance and only bring back "reception, year 1, and year 6." Charlotte is in "reception," but George is in "year 2," which is not one of the groups that could go back.

The private school is expected to make a decision later this week, but, regardless, things probably won't change for the Cambridges. Per the Times, William and Kate want to keep their children together and likely will not send Charlotte back to school before George.

In a remote interview with ITV earlier this month, Kate shared what life has been like as she's tried to keep her two oldest children occupied. When the interviewers, Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, asked how she was doing, the Duchess responded: "Fine, thank you. It's extraordinary. I'm sure you’re experiencing the same yourselves and your families and things. We’re stuck into homeschooling again. They’re unprecedented times really. But no we're fine, thank you for asking."

She added that 6-year-old George would much rather do the school work assigned to his 5-year-old sister, Charlotte.

"George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte's projects. Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work!" Kate said.

As George and Charlotte remain at home, it looks like Kate might be handling this homework tussle a little longer.


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