Even for the royal family, the back-to-school rush is real. Kate Middleton and Prince William are prepping hard for Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s return to Thomas’s Battersea.
And the little royals better take it seriously, especially since mum and dad are shelling out several thousand dollars for them to attend. (Yes, you read that right.)
According to Hello! magazine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will pay £7,520 (about $9,870) for Prince George’s tuition this year, since he’s now considered a middle school student. Princess Charlotte’s fee is slightly less because she’s only in her second year, clocking in at £6,560 (about $8,610).
What’s even more shocking is Prince William and Kate Middleton received a discount for Charlotte’s enrollment, since she’s the second child in the family to attend Thomas’s Battersea. (The oldest child typically pays around $8,735 per year.) The royal couple will receive a similar markdown when/if Prince Louis enrolls at the school.
Speaking of, here’s what we know about Thomas’s Battersea: It’s about a half hour drive from Kensington Palace and, according to The Good Schools Guide, is known to be big, busy and slightly chaotic. It’s also geared toward cosmopolitan parents and co-ed (a big difference from William and Harry’s experiences attending the boys-only Wetherby School).
The curriculum is no walk in the park, consisting of all the core competencies (like English, science, history, geography and math), along with music, drama, French, religious studies, computing, art/design technology, physical education and even ballet.
Oh, to be royal.