Take a look inside Princess Charlotte’s lunch box

As the Princess enjoyed her first day of school last week, we began to wonder what her lunch would be like.

While some kids would be happy with a ham and cheese sandwich and a mandarin, the students at the $38,000-a-year St Thomas's Battersea enjoy a very different type of catering.

That's right - Prince William and Kate Middleton needn't worry about packing a crunch'n'sip snack for their kids - the menu on offer for both Prince George and Princess Charlotte is comprehensive, healthy and oh so cosmopolitan.

With a choice of freshly-steamed egg noodles, salt and pepper squid or pea and mint felafels with mango chutney on any given Tuesday, the menu is a far cry from the lunches we used to pack as kids.

Day on a plate

The staff at St Thomas's work hard to prepare and plan a well-balanced menu, and three weekly schedules rotate over the school term. The food is freshly-prepared and covers a range of cuisines, so the young royals get to exercise their palate, should they choose.

For a mid-momring snack, students can have organic milk or water and fresh fruit, in addition to a freshly-baked breadstick. Soup of the day is common on all daily menus, with varieties such as French onion, potato and leek and asparagus on offer.

With lunch as the main meal, students can choose between a protein option - think beef mince chilli con carne, macaroni and organic cheese or chicken and leek topped with puff pastry. And if that doesn't suit, there's a fish option each day, with salmon wellington and smoked haddock and spring onion fishcakes on the menu.

Of course, for vegan children or those with gluten or dairy intolerances, a seperate menu is catered.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The last course

Something we all missed at school was dessert - although, back before there was such a movement towards healthy eating you could argue a Roll Up or some Dunkaroos would be just the ticket. At Princess Charlotte's school, pudding is served daily, but its got a healthy twist.

Mini blueberry muffins with strawberries, organic yoghurt or a beetroot and chocolate cake are all enjoyed by students after lunch. Not bad if you can get it!

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