Princess Charlotte & brothers George & Louis to start at new £7k-a-term school together as Kate & Wills move to Windsor


KATE and William are sending all three of their children to school in Bracknell – so they will be able to do the daily school run.

The royal couple today revealed that George, nine, Charlotte, seven, and four-year-old Louis have enrolled at the £7,000-a-term Lambrook School near Ascot, Berkshire.

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte will attend school together from September

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have relocated the family to Windsor

Co-educational private Lambrook School in Ascot near Windsor Castle

George and Charlotte previously attended Thomas’ School in Battersea, south London, while four-year-old Louis went to Willcocks Nursery in South Kensington, west London.

But after Wills moves the family from Apartment 1A Kensington Palace to four-bed Adelaide Cottage, the siblings will receive a top education together.

If the royal youngsters attend full-time without boarding, it will cost the Cambridges an estimated £53,508 per year.

The private school is a nine-mile drive from their new abode near Windsor Castle.

But the duke, 40, who likes to do the school run, can now do most of the journey across private roads on Windsor Great Park to the gates.

Lambrook is a co-ed preparatory which allows part-time boarding and scored ‘excellent’ in its most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate. 

As well as the traditional subjects, it offers pupils the chance to try out scuba diving, podcast making and even a nine-hold golf course.

Chess, life-saving, tap dance, bee-keeping and song-writing are also on offer at the “thriving” independent school, home to 620 pupils.

William and Kate, along with security experts, have been seen visiting the school “multiple times” this year on their search for a place for all three children.

The duke even chatted to a pupil there about Latin lessons, it was claimed.

The siblings are now said to be “very excited” about going to school together.

A Palace source today said: “This decision to move to Windsor and for George, Charlotte and Louis to go to school together was always about putting the children first. It is the best thing for the kids.

“Both William and Catherine are very keen to do the school run.

“Lambrook is very much sports-focused and all three children do love their sport.

“George, Charlotte and Louis are very excited about going to school together.”


Lambrook started in 1860 and its first royal pupils were Queen Victoria’s grandsons, Prince Christian Victor and Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, who joined in 1878.

For the past 10 years, it has been run by headteacher Jonathan Perry and his wife Jenny.

On its website, Jonathan claims: “We give our pupils the ‘Feathers to Fly’ so that when they move on to the next stage of their educational journey, they will spread their wings and take flight; leaving as confident, happy, engaging, mature, considerate and thoughtful young adults who are outward looking global citizens.”

And he said of the trio’s move: “We are delighted that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be joining us this coming September and very much look forward to welcoming the family, as well as all of our new pupils, to our school community.”

England ace Kevin Pietersen sent his son Dylan, now 11, to the school, it is claimed.

William and Harry went to prep school at Ludgrove before joining Eton, while Kate was a part-time boarder at St Andrew’s school near Pangbourne before going to Marlborough College.


The Cambridge’s move to the country was revealed by HOAR in June.

It is thought the couple wish to be closer to the Queen, who has been struggling with mobility issues, as well as wanting a more “frugal life”.

They have traded their capital city apartment for the historic cottage, part of the Crown Estate’s private 655-acre royal park.

The Duke and Duchess have, however, kept 10-bedroom Anmer Hall in Norfolk, previously their second home, as a family country retreat, it is understood.

Grade II-listed Adelaide Cottage underwent major renovations in 2015 and has been a grace-and-favour property since 1945.

It belongs to the monarch due to her position, but can be gifted to others as part of an employment package or out of gratitude.

HOAR understands there will be no live-in staff, with any aides commuting to Windsor.

A source said: “Kate and William were very keen for a modest home to start their new lives in Windsor.

“Adelaide Cottage fits the bill because it is a four-bedroom home and they do not need any more as they have no live-in staff.

“They were adamant they didn’t want anything too showy or anything that needed renovating or extra security so as not to be a burden on the taxpayer.

“The added bonus is they can send George, Charlotte and Louis to school together locally.”

Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, added: “The Queen needs more people like ­William around her.

“She is very often on her own apart from staff and so will be delighted William, Kate and her three great-grandchildren will be 10 minutes away.

“They will thrive in the privacy at Windsor and be close to schools.

“This cottage is a stark difference to Harry and Meghan who spent a fortune on Frogmore Cottage and shows William and Kate are happy to live a frugal life.”

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 41, came under fire after spending £2.4million of taxpayers’ money on nearby Frogmore Cottage before quitting royal duty to live in California.

The couple enlisted Soho House designer Vicky Charles to get the home up to their tastes, including splashing on underfloor heating, a copper bath, garden BBQ and vegan paint.

The Cambridges have swapped their Kensington apartment for Adelaide Cottage

George and Charlotte previously attended London’s Thomas’ School in Battersea