Prince Louis sadness over missing this important milestone due to lockdown part 3

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Prince Louis has reportedly missed out on a hugely important milestone this month because of lockdown.

Prince Louis is set to miss out on starting nursery this month as homeschooling resumes for children up and down the country as part of the third national lockdown.

It's understood that Louis, who is youngest of Prince William and Kate Middleton's brood of three, won't be starting nursery like his older brother Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte did when they were his age.

With schools closed across the country as of this, Prince William and Kate will likely be homeschooling their children again like millions of other parents.

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Prince George, seven and Princess Charlotte, five, were due to return to school at St Thomas' in Battersea this week but Boris Johnson announced the third national lockdown closing schools.

While nurseries remain open across England, its understood Prince Louis will be kept at home, missing out on the next big stage of his development.

Although his education pathway has not been confirmed by Kensington Palace, Louis was expected to follow the footsteps of his siblings - by attending Willcocks Nursery School in London like his sister Charlotte did.

But with William and Kate remaining at their Anmer Hall residency in Norfolk throughout lockdown, they might decide to enrol Louis in the summer term of the London nursery school starting April instead.

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The Cambridges could however choose to send Louis to Westacre Montessori School, which is where Prince George went when he was a similar age when they lived in Norfolk.

Meanwhile royal fans will have to wait until 2022 before they will see him attend school alongside Prince George and Charlotte as children have to be aged four to enrol at St Thomas' Battersea.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)