Prince George could soon find himself enrolled in a high-prestige prep school in Berkshire that costs a whopping £7,000 a term.
With plans for a new life in the Home Counties, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “progressing rapidly” with the move, with arrangements being put in place.
The couple are understood to be finalising arrangements to move Prince George to a new prep school in Berkshire this September.
Whilst plans are not confirmed, it seems co-educational Lambrook, near Ascot, is thought to be the current front runner as a potential school.
It is more than likely, however, that Princess Charlotte, six, will remain at Thomas’ Battersea for the time being where she is “super happy and settled” and will be joined by her brother, Prince Louis, who turns four this spring.
Whilst the Cambridges have their eyes on the Home Counties, they are set to keep their Kensington Palace Apartment 1A as their weekday offices and base.
This means that Anmer Hall, their Norfolk home, may revert back to the Queen to pass on to another family member or to hire out privately in the near future.
The Duke and Duchess are planning where to settle down their family in the future. It could be another 20 years before the couple accede to the throne and they are keen to give their children as normal as an upbringing as possible.
The couple are reported to love Norfolk and claim that if circumstances had been different, they would have loved to bring their children up on the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
William settled in the house due to his work for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, but their lives are very different now.
Anmer is a long commute from London, often requiring them to travel by helicopter which simply is not a practical option.
They have a comfortable office arrangement at Kensington and are acutely conscious of the £4.5 million cost to taxpayers of renovating their 20-room family apartment, in addition to creating a new working space.
But both William and Kate are country people at heart and are hoping to make the move, something which they have passed onto their children.
The school their looking at charges between £6,448 and £6,999 per annum plus a further £1,481 per term for boarding, with a review saying the spotted “children cartwheeling on the croquet lawn… sporting proper rosy cheeks and a healthy outdoorsy glow.’”
Leavers go on to a host of prestigious public schools, including Eton.
A source told the Daily Mail: 'It's an open secret the Cambridges are looking to settle in Berkshire and George is set to leave Thomas's this summer, unless circumstances suddenly change.
'It's the talk of the county and they will, of course, be made extremely welcome.”
Kensington Palace refused to comment.
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