Three-year-old George, the elder child of Prince William and
his wife Kate, will attend the private Thomas's Battersea
The choice is a break from a recent family tradition of sending
younger royals to Wetherby School in the affluent Notting Hill
area which was attended by both William and George's uncle
The move follows the decision in January of William and Kate -
the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - to base their family in
London as William gives up his job as an air ambulance
helicopter pilot to focus on carrying out official duties on
behalf of his 90-year-old grandmother Queen Elizabeth full-time.
George and his sister Charlotte, 1, previously lived with their
parents at Anmer Hall, their country mansion on the queen's
Sandringham estate in Norfolk, eastern England.
"Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school
where they are confident George will have a happy and successful
start to his education," Kensington Palace, the Cambridges'
London residence, said in a statement.
The family-run school's website says it caters for 540 boys and
girls between the ages of four and 13 and that its most
important rule is "be kind".
"We are honored and delighted that Their Royal Highnesses The
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen Thomas's Battersea for
Prince George," headmaster Ben Thomas said in a statement.
"We greatly look forward to welcoming him and all of our new
pupils to the school in September."
(Reporting by Stephen Addison, editing by Ed Osmond)
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