William and Kate's special weekend tradition at risk as Prince George and Princess Charlotte faces major routine change

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may have to give up a beloved tradition following their children's move to Lambrook school in Windsor

prince william, kate middleton, louis, charlotte and george
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A strict policy at Prince George and Princess Charlotte's new school, Lambrook, could signal the end of Prince William and Kate Middleton's beloved family weekend tradition.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's beloved weekend tradition following their relocation to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor could be scrapped, it has been revealed. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have officially moved from Kensington Palace in London to the Berkshire countryside, where they reportedly hope to give Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte a more 'normal' upbringing away from the media's glare. 

Along with the promise of increased privacy, it's understood that the royal couple believes the rural escape will give their three children more time with the Queen, who resides just a 10-minute walk from Adelaide at Windsor Castle. Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, also live nearby at Bucklebury Manor. 

The exciting move brings many advantages to the Cambridge family, but it isn't without its downsides. 

Prince George of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge ride in a carriage during Trooping The Colour

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte 

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Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and four-year-old Prince Louis will start at Lambrook School on Thursday (September 8), marking the first time the three siblings have received lessons in the same place. 

George and Charlotte had previously been students at Thomas' Battersea, while Louis was in his final year of preschool at the Willcock's Nursery in Kensington. 

The royal children's enrolment at Lambrook will likely save time on the morning commute (which Prince William reportedly intends to do) but it also signals a major change for the Cambridge family's weekend routine. 

Prince George will be expected to attend Saturday School from now on, with his posh new preparatory school requiring all pupils in Year 5 and above to show up to learn for a sixth day in a row. According to Lambrook's website, the lessons take place each week and are followed by an afternoon of fun sports activities. 

This strict policy will almost definitely impact one of Prince William and Kate Middleton's favorite family traditions - taking their children to Anmer Hall for the weekend. 

Anmer Hall

Anmer Hall

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The Cambridges reportedly love to spend Saturdays and Sundays in their Norfolk mansion, which was gifted to them by the Queen as a wedding present in 2011, and have made many trips there with George, Charlotte, and Louis over the past few years. Surrounded by acres of lush land, the 18th-century Georgian house has everything an outdoorsy child could ask for – including climbing frames, a climbing wall, swings, and a pond. It also boasts 10 bedrooms, a conservatory, and a swanky kitchen, all of which have been recently refurbished. 

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.

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