Why Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s ‘adorable’ friend could be banned from their new Berkshire school

Prince William and Kate Middleton's children, George, Charlotte, and Louis, may have to make an unlikely sacrifice at their new school

Why Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s ‘adorable’ friend could be banned from their new Berkshire school
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte's 'adorable' friend from Kensington Palace may not be welcome at Lambrook, the school they're reportedly moving to this September. 

Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis may have to make a tough sacrifice at their new school – and we're not so sure they'll be too happy about it. 

The Cambridge children are expected to enroll at Lambrook School in Berkshire this September, as part of their family's rumored relocation to the English countryside. 

Reports that Prince William and Kate Middleton are moving out of London have been circulating for months, with some royal insiders claiming that the couple and their three kids have already begun shifting their belongings from Kensington Palace to their new Windsor home, Adelaide Cottage


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It's understood that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hope that their rural escape will give Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and four-year-old Prince Louis, a more 'normal' upbringing outside of the UK capital. The move will also allow the three royal children to be closer to their great-grandmother, Queen, who lives at Windsor Castle, as well as their maternal grandparents, Carole and Michael Middleton, who reside at Bucklebury Manor

It's an exciting adventure – but not one without its compromises. 

George and Charlotte will naturally have to say goodbye to their friends at Thomas's Battersea, the exclusive preparatory school they've attended since the age of four, as they embark on a new phase of their education. Times are also changing for Prince Louis, who has recently graduated from the Willcocks Nursery and will now begin his 'big school' journey at Lambrook. 

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The Cambridge children will also likely have to endure separation anxiety from their 'adorable' Cocker Spaniel, Orla, as they come to terms with life at the £7,000 a term academy. 

If you're wondering why on Earth their enrolment at a new school would impact their relationship with the sweet canine, you might want to brace yourself. 

Lambrook enforces a strict policy on dogs that heavily limits their freedoms on the property – and yes, it even applies to royal hounds. 

According to the school's website, dog owners must follow a rigid set of rules if they want to bring their precious pup onto the premises. As well as keeping the dog on a lead "at all times", "dogs must have up to date inoculations", are forbidden from being left unattended, and are banned from the playground or entering buildings. The headteacher also reserves the right to request that the dog is removed from the property at any point, with 'nipping' and 'biting' explicitly named as grounds for permanent expulsion. 

George, Charlotte and Louis welcomed Orla into their lives in 2020, shortly before the passing of their nine-year-old dog, Lupo. Both pups had been gifted to the Cambridges by James Middleton, Kate's younger brother. It's understood that George and Charlotte picked Orla from a litter of six dogs delivered by the English businessman's beloved Cocker Spaniel, Luna. 

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.