How Prince William and Princess Catherine are maintaining 'normality' for George, Charlotte, and Louis after the Queen's death

Prince William has explained why George, Charlotte and Louis's routine is continuing as normal following the Queen's death

Prince William and Catherine maintaining 'normality' for George, Charlotte, and Louis after Queen Elizabeth II's death
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Prince William and Kate Middleton are determined to keep Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis's routine as normal as possible following Queen Elizabeth II's death – and that starts with school. 

  • Prince William has revealed the important reason he and Kate Middleton have kept their children in school in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II's death. 
  • Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis had attended their new school, Lambrook, for just one week when the news broke that their great-grandmother had died. 
  • In other royal news, Camilla pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with gifted thistle brooch.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will continue to attend school in light of Queen Elizabeth II's death, Prince William confirmed to a wellwisher at Windsor Castle on Saturday. 

In a rare comment about his family life, the future King revealed that his three children, whom he shares with his wife Kate Middleton, have not been missing lessons at Lambrook to grieve the loss of their beloved great-grandmother. 

Instead, the junior royals, who only moved to the prestigious preparatory school in Windsor last week, will carry on their education as usual – with all the support from their loving parents at Adelaide Cottage, of course. 

Speaking to Elaine Gee outside the Queen's former Berkshire residence, King Charles III's eldest son explained how he and Kate came to the important decision. 

"Prince William spoke about George, Charlotte, and Louis, saying that they were trying to keep some sense of continuity for them at school and keep things as normal as possible," the Woking schoolteacher told PEOPLE. 


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"Kate and William were both very kind and gentle and genuine. It was very special – definitely a moment I will always treasure." 

In the same walkabout, Princess Catherine revealed Prince Louis' sweet first words on learning about his great-grandmother's passing. The four-year-old royal apparently found solace in the belief that Queen Elizabeth II had reunited with her late husband, Prince Philip, who died aged 99 at Windsor Castle last year. 

"Louis said, 'At least Grannie is with great grandpa now,'" Kate told crowds.

Prince William and Kate Middleton were joined by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the public engagement, marking the estranged royal quartet's first reunion since the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 


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It's understood that the Prince and Princess of Wales invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to partake in the solemn appearance, with some reports claiming that the future King is determined to "make an effort" with his younger brother after more than two years of conflict. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were already in Europe for a whirlwind tour of charity summits when Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen, who had just pulled out of a virtual Privy Council meeting, was being medically supervised at Balmoral. 

The royal couple subsequently canceled their appearance at the WellChild Awards in London on Thursday, so that Prince Harry could rush to Scotland to be with his beloved grandmother. Meghan ended up staying at Frogmore Cottage, where she and the Duke have been staying since arriving in the UK last week. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.