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Before the first day, George, Charlotte, and Louis settle into their new school.

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Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, attended a “settling in afternoon” at their new Windsor-based school on Wednesday with their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Prior to the children’s first official day on Thursday, the royal family posed for photos at the $23,000-per-year Lambrook prep school, which is located seven miles from Queen Elizabeth II’s Windsor Castle estate.

Louis, who turned four in April, will be attending school for the first time today. George and Charlotte previously attended the Thomas’ Battersea school in central London, which is close to the family’s Kensington Palace apartment.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, attended a settling-in afternoon for new students at the school on Wednesday, according to a statement from Kensington Palace. The day before the start of the new school term, Lambrook hosts an annual event called the settling in afternoon to welcome new students and their families.

William and Kate customarily permit an official photographer and videographer to document their kids’ first days of school; in 2017, William accompanied George, and in 2019, William and Kate accompanied Charlotte.

Images of William and Kate’s family making their way to the “settling in” afternoon were made public shortly after royal watchers gained an exclusive look into the preschool life of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s three-year-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor when the duchess was recently followed by a reporter in Santa Barbara, California, for a magazine profile.

Journalist Allison P. said in an interview for New York magazine’s The Cut While waiting outside the school with Meghan, Davis penned the following: “Somehow Archie knows his mother is at the gate of his preschool before the teacher even throws it open to release him.

He runs toward her while repeating in a small voice, “Momma, Momma, Momma,” and as he does so, he drops his lunchbox to the ground. They both close their eyes as she snatches him up in a bear hug that is so genuine in its emotion.

Meghan expressed doubt that she would have been able to experience this tender moment if she had stayed in the United Kingdom and continued to serve as Prince Harry’s senior working royal partner after 2020.

As Davis noted, “Earlier, in our conversation about her goals for the life she’s creating here, she’d remarked upon how, if Archie were in school in the U.K., she’d never be able to do school pickup and drop-off without it being a royal photo call with a press pen of forty people taking pictures.

Meghan is reported to have said, “Sorry, I have a problem with that.” That doesn’t make me a privacy nut, though. That makes me a capable and strong parent who is defending my child.

In the United Kingdom, rules are in place. “Journalists must make sure they do not publish any photo which might intrude into a child’s time at school, include information about the child’s (or another child’s) welfare without a parent’s consent, or intrude into a child’s privacy,” according to IPSO’s guidelines to protect children from press harassment.

Meghan emphasized that only the publication of photographs in the United Kingdom is governed by this; photography itself is not. press. Despite not directly regulating paparazzi photography, IPSO does apply to its use by domestic media outlets.

The Cambridge family is rumored to have just moved into Adelaide Cottage, which is located in the shadow of the queen’s Windsor Castle residence, as the Cambridge kids begin their first days of school.

The cottage would enable the family to be closer to both the new school and the 96-year-old queen, who has increasingly given her heirs Prince Charles and William more responsibility for royal ceremonial duties as she continues to have “episodic mobility problems.”

Although Kate was recently seen driving through Windsor town and Kate’s uncle appeared to confirm the news in a recent interview, the Cambridges’ relocation has not yet been made public by Kensington Palace.

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Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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