Prince George appears to be learning new language skills as part of his curriculum, as he is receiving “specific language lessons” as he gets older. The two eldest children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, George, eight, and Charlotte, six, both attend Thomas’s Battersea Prep School in South West London.
They have just started the second term of Year 4 and Year 2 respectively.
The school’s website says: “In the Lower School, pupils have Language and Culture lessons, in which they encounter a range of different languages.
“Older pupils receive specific language lessons focusing on French and/or Spanish as well as Classics.”
But this won’t be either of the royal children’s first encounter with foreign languages, as Kate, Duchess of Cambridge previously revealed that she was trying to teach Charlotte Spanish, boasting that Goerge can count up to ten in the language already.
She shared the information about her young children in 2017 on a royal visit to a farm in Gloucestershire when George was five and Charlotte was three.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s children are looked after by a Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.
Their youngest child, Prince Louis, three, started at Willcocks Nursery School last April but is expected to attend Thomas’s in September after he turns four.
Charlotte also attended Willcocks Nursery School.
The £18,915 a year prep school attended by the young royals is attended by 600 children between the ages of four and 13.
The school has the motto “Be Kind”, which means that neither George nor Charlotte are allowed to have “best friends” at school.
Thomas’s website says: “We believe passionately in creating an environment that is caring, safe and, above all, kind.
“Happy pupils flourish and through our shared school values we encourage everyone to model these every day.”
Their website adds that the school wants its students “to be prepared to stand out from the crowd; to be the first to respond to someone in need; to stand up for what they believe to be right; to challenge what they know to be wrong; to risk making an unpopular decision, if they believe it to be for the greater good; to earn the trust and respect of others”.
It was recently revealed that eight-year-old George, who is third-in-line to the throne, is “beginning to understand his destiny”.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, royal expert Duncan Larcombe claimed: “George is only just beginning to understand his destiny, but Kate has got the journey planned.”