Prince George's royal school friend has a special connection to Princess Eugenie

Prince George will reunite with his royal friend at school in September

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Prince George's royal school friend has been revealed—and she holds a special link to Princess Eugenie. 

They may be on vacation for now, but come September, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be back in uniform at their private primary school in London—where they will continue to surround themselves with the royal presence. 

The older of Kate Middleton and Prince William's three children attend Thomas's Battersea, an academic institution for the children of society's most affluent families. With fees of £24,000 a year, the elite prep school promises its 600 pupils and their guardians a top-class education—as well as access to a super-posh social circle. Thomas's is known as one of the favored choices for privileged parents determined to give their children a headstart in life, producing uber-successful alumni like Florence Welch and Cara Delevinge. 

Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Prince William arrive at Thomas's Battersea for the first day of school in September 2019 

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It's therefore not surprising that Kate and Will aren't the only celebrity parents to send their kids to the posh school. Thomas's is also attended by Maud Windsor, the oldest daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor—whose father, Prince Michael of Kent, just so happens to be the Queen's cousin. The seven-year-old, who was born to the British financial analyst and his wife, actor Sophie Winkleman, is also the goddaughter of Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew's youngest daughter. 

Princess Eugenie is Maud Windsor's godmother 

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After the news that Prince William refused to have George sent to boarding school after his eighth birthday, it's believed he will enter Year Four alongside Maud at the start of the next term. 

Bridesmaids Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Maud Windsor, page boy Prince George of Cambridge, bridesmaids Isla Phillips, Theodora Williams and Mia Tindall wave as they leave after the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Maud Windsor, 3rd from left, at Princess Eugenie's wedding in 2018 

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At 50th in line to the British throne, it's extremely unlikely that Maud will ever become Queen. However, that doesn't mean she's excluded from royal festivities. While her parents prefer to keep her out of the spotlight for the most part, she has made a handful of public appearances over the past few years. The adorable infant was spotted on the way to Buckingham Palace with mum Sophie and dad Freddie for Christmas lunch in 2019, one year after attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank as a flower girl. 

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.