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The Reason Princess Charlotte's School Discourages Having a Best Friend

From pizza days and field trips to shared giggles with BFFs, there are plenty of memories to associate with primary school. But apparently, it'll be a while before Kate Middleton's daughter, Princess Charlotte, gets a bestie of her own.

Per The Sun, former Royal Correspondent Jane Moore revealed on Loose Women that the 6-year-old and her classmates aren't supposed to have best friends at Thomas's Battersea. Why, you ask? It all has to do with the school's views on kindness and inclusion.

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Moore explained, "It's a really great little school actually for the reasons I think that it really focuses on kindness, it's a really big thing in that school and the pastoral care is amazing. There's a policy that if your child is having a party, unless every child in the class is invited you don’t give out the invites in class, which I think is quite a good thing as you don’t feel excluded."

She continued, "There are signs everywhere saying be kind, that’s the ethos of the school. They don’t encourage you to have best friends." Fair enough.

Back in 2019, Charlotte was all smiles when she started at Thomas's Battersea. Both Middleton and Prince William dropped her off with her brother, Prince George, who'd been attending since 2017.

On Instagram, the royal couple shared a video of the siblings as they were greeted by the head of the lower school, Helen Haslem. They wrote, "Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea, joining her older brother Prince George."

As it turns out, students aren't the only ones who are encouraged to make friends with everyone. Parents are also expected to be hands-on when it comes to their children's education.

Moore explained, "It's a school that really expects parental involvement. The parents are very heavily involved in the school so they [Middleton and William] will be as well."

According to the school's official website, students are taught to live by one important motto, which is to be kind. It reads, "Our curriculum is underpinned by a strong set of values. With kindness at the core, these include courtesy, honesty, respect, humility and being givers not takers, as well as confidence, perseverance, independence and leadership."

Given that these things align with the royal family's own values, it looks like both Charlotte and George fit right in.

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