Prince Louis’ exciting new milestone + what happens on the royal school run

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With Princess Charlotte set to join Prince George at school in September, the royal school run will be much more streamlined. At the moment they royal children head off in two different directions each morning, but come September 4 this will be trimmed down to one.

The royal school run

Charlotte will graduate from Willcocks Nursery in a few short weeks and head to Thomas’s Battersea School once the new term starts. 

“We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas’s Battersea,” school headmaster Simon O’Malley said in a statement to the press

“We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”

The future King and his Queen’s Consort wife (aka Will and Kate) are often seen at the Thomas’s Battersea school gates, with William apparently sometimes even joining other parents at the gym after the bell goes.

Word from families at the school is that the royal couple are very friendly and are now pretty much part of the furniture.

There’s been a bit of chatter about how this school run actually rolls out, with many curious as to how the very high profile Kate and William are able to pop along just like normal parents.

Turns out they do it with a swathe of discreet security detail in tow, the operation apparently running like a well-oiled machine.

Former royal protection officer Simon Morgan recently told 9Honey that the 30-minute drive from the royals’ home at Kensington Palace to school is as carefully orchestrated as any royal outing.

“It’s still very much planned,” Simon said, noting that the same level of security protects the family on the royal school run as at any other time, but it’s “unobtrusive”.

Baby’s first balcony

Security will also be finely tuned at one of royal watchers’ favourite events later this week – Saturday’s Trooping The Colour.

This is that famous occasion where the family all appear together on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, and – excitingly – it’s been confirmed that one-year-old Prince Louis will make his first-ever appearance on that increasingly crowded balcony this year.

Louis is no doubt getting royal wave lessons from his sister Charlotte who’s a total pro. We’ll also get to see Prince George enjoying the spectacle along with his favourite little cousins. 

One of the highlights of the day is seeing the little royals trying to behave as their granny, the Queen, watches over them. Adorable Louis adds a whole new boost of cute to the colourful event and we can not wait.

In case you were wondering, it’s expected that the youngest royal – Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s new baby Archie – will have to wait until next year for his balcony debut. Hopefully, Archie’s mum and dad will both be in attendance with a wave to tide us over, though!


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