The very relatable reason Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis didn't join the Royal Family for Commonwealth Day service

Royal fans were disappointed that the young royals didn't attend the Commonwealth Day service

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
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The Royal Family came together yesterday, March 13, for the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, but Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis were missing from the event for this very relatable reason.

The Royal Family stepped out as a united front for the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 13. Senior royals gathered to mark King Charles' first Commonwealth Day event as Monarch, with Queen Camilla, Prince William, and the Princess of Wales all bringing smiles to the faces of royal fans outside the Abbey. 

Prince Edward and Sophie, who just last week became the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, and Charles' younger sister Princess Anne wearing a cool fedora also joined the procession. But despite the array of royal faces, senior politicians, and standout musical performances at the service, many royal watchers couldn't help but feel disappointed that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis weren't in attendance. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton at Commonwealth Day Service 2023

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The Wales children have completely stolen the show at the recent events they've attended, winning hearts and headlines thanks to their sweet childish antics like Louis' excited expressions during last year's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Their absence may have been notable, but the likely reason for it is understandable. While Kensington Palace hasn't officially confirmed it, with the event taking place on a Monday afternoon, the timing of the service would have clashed with the youngster's school hours. 

Considering that reports place their school fees from anywhere between £21,000 per year to £28,000, it's understandable that Prince William and Kate Middleton are hesitant to pull them out of lessons for royal engagements. 

George, Charlotte, and Louis joined Lambrook School in Berkshire in September following their family's move from London to Windsor.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

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Royal fans may have been disappointed, but they likely won't have to wait too long to see the young royals again. William and Kate have begun bringing their two older children to more royal engagements recently, including the events marking the late Queen's death in September last year and, just two months later, the Family's Christmas celebrations.

With Easter right around the corner, it's likely that the children will attend the annual Easter morning church service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Just as with the Christmas Day service, the royals are often welcomed by crowds as they walk to the chapel, collecting bouquets of flowers as they stop to chat with the well-wishers.

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
Freelance news writer

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with Good To, BBC Good Food and The Independent.