Prince George and Princess Charlotte to go by these names when they start their new school

The children of Kate Middleton and Prince William will start their new school in Berkshire this month

Prince George and Princess X
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As they start their new school in Berkshire this month, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will go by different names - in a bid to fit into their new classes.

Kate Middleton and Prince William confirmed their move to Windsor last month - moving from their London home to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.

So, of course, this means, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will change schools - moving from Thomas's Battersea in London to a new school near their home Windsor - said to be the prestigious Lambrook School. 

Princes Charlotte and Prince George

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The Cambridge's family Windsor move will of course have an impact on their children as it means both Prince George and Princess Charlotte will move to a different school - having to make new friends and start a new term in completely different surroundings.

However, in a bid to help them fit in, they won't have their Prince and Princess titles, but will simply be known as Charlotte and George Cambridge. 

This is similar to how their father and uncle were known when they attended school - with their titles taken off their formal school names to help them fit in and draw less attention to them. The young royals at school were simply known as William and Harry Wales, after their father Charles, The Prince of Wales. 

Prince Louis, who has just turned four, is said to be joining his brother and sister at the new school this month too - as he starts school for the first time.

In an official statement, Kensington Palace said about their school move, "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."

Lambrook is a leading independent preparatory school for both boys and girls, aged 3-13, set in 52 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside. Term fees differ by age group, but Charlotte’s per term fee could be around $7,600 (£6,448), George’s term fees are expected to be around $8,250 (£6,999) and Louis’ term fees are approximately $5,175 (£4,389).

Sarah Finley

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