Why this week marks a big milestone for Prince George and Princess Charlotte

The young Prince and his sibling will be back in the classroom at Thomas' in Battersea

Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte in school uniform, posing outside Thomas's School Battersea.
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Prince George and Charlotte are expected to start the new school term this week as they return to school.

The youngsters who have been enjoying being homeschooled by their parents Prince William and wife Kate for the last six months of lockdown, are due to go back to school like other youngsters across the country.

During lockdown and the summer holidays, the children have been staying at their Norfolk-based residency at Anmer Hall.

On returning to school, Prince George, seven, will start Year 3 which will mark a significant step in his education as his typical day is revealed.

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As eldest child will transition from Thomas’s lower school to the prep school which caters for Years 3 to 6.

Meanwhile their middle-child, Princess Charlotte, who is five, will start Year One.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a staycation this year with the family - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and youngest son Prince Louis, two, when they spend part of the summer on the Isles of Scilly.

The couple and their children were spotted on Tresco in July and later locals saw William and Kate enjoying a relaxed bike ride on the island off the coast of Cornwall.

During lockdown Prince William revealed his wife Kate was better at teaching the children. Speaking about the thing he learned the most, he said, 'Probably that my patience is a lot shorter than I thought it was.. and that my wife has a lot of patience….' And added, 'I was a bit embarrassed about my maths knowledge – I can't do Year 2 Maths!'

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.