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Royal shock: The reason George and Charlotte WON’T be homeschooled next week

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, said homeschooling her children had been “challenging” throughout the pandemic. She said: “The children have got such stamina. You pitch a tent, take the tent down again, cook, bake. You get to the end of the day – they’ve had a lovely time, but it’s amazing how much you can cram into a day, that’s for sure.”

Is this the reason Princess Charlotte and Prince George will not be homeschooled next week?

Like thousands of children across the country, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be able to give the books a rest and enjoy the half-term break.

This will also give a much-needed rest to their home-schooling parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Although the Duchess of Cambridge revealed in a video interview with BBC Breakfast she had kept the kids learning through the easter holidays.

She said: “Don’t tell the children, we’ve actually kept it going through the holidays. I feel very mean.”


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The Duchess noted despite being young, the children were somewhat aware of what was happening in the world.

She said: “It’s been ups and downs, probably like a lot of families who are self-isolating.

“George is much older than Louis is and things, but they are aware. You don’t want to scare them and make it too overwhelming, but I do think it is appropriate to acknowledge it in simple ways.”

The Duke and Duchess have given a glimpse into what George and Charlotte have been learning during their home lessons.

During a Zoom call with a war veteran on VE Day, Kate revealed: “The school has set all the children a challenge and they’re currently trying to learn the lyrics to We’ll Meet Again… so it’s been really lovely having that playing every day.”


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The song likely means something special to George as well as he is currently learning about World War 1.

The Duchess told the veteran: “George is just starting to learn about the Second World War.

“He would be really honoured to come and speak to you, so maybe another time George could have a quick chat with you to hear all your stories as well.”

In her This Morning appearance in May, Kate revealed her son was not too happy about the fact Charlotte was being set more exciting school work.

She said: “George gets very upset because he wants to do Charlotte’s projects. Because making things like spider sandwiches is far cooler than doing literacy work.”

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George will turn seven on July 23 and is currently in year 2, while Charlotte celebrated her fifth birthday in May and is finishing up Reception class.

The Cambridges started homeschooling a few weeks before everyone else, as George and Charlotte’s school closed before the lockdown was officially announced.

They have been spending time at their Norfolk country home, Anmer Hall. 

In March, the Battersea school confirmed it would be closing as several people were in self-isolation, and all learning would be moved online so as to minimise disruption for the children.

A spokesperson for Thomas’s school told The Sun at the time: “Due to the increasing members of children and staff being absent from school due to the coronavirus situation, Thomas’s London Day Schools have decided to move to remote learning.

“From this date, the curriculum will be taught through online learning platforms and we have asked parents to keep their children at home and to access their lessons through this system.

“This will ensure that children have continuity of learning when they are unable to attend school.”

Prince William and Kate also shared how their children continue to stay connected with family members in lockdown via video calls.

Kate said: “It gets a bit hectic, I’m not going to lie. With a two-year-old, you have to take the phone away. But it’s nice to keep in touch with everybody.”

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