Why William and Kate refuse to send Charlotte back to school after lockdown ends

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease in the UK, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may continue to homeschool their daughter.

The pair are ‘eager’ to continue teaching five-year-old Charlotte and her brother, six-year-old Prince George at their Norfolk home in order to maintain their routine, The Sunday Times reports.

Kate and William have been homeschooling their two children since March 20, teaching Princess Charlotte who is in kindergarten and Prince George who is in year two. 

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As the UK Government prepares to re-open essential services including schools, children in kindergarten, year one and year six are expected to go back into the classroom first.

This includes children at the St Thomas' Day School in Battersea, which Princess Charlotte and Prince George attend.

A decision on how the re-opening will be structured will be made this week.

If the school also decides to welcome back year two students, which they have the capacity to do, Prince George may also be able to return to school.

However, William and Kate are said to be leaning against sending their children back just yet, due to logistical reasons.

Kate has admitted that homeschooling her children has been ‘challenging’, especially having two-year-old Prince Louis home as well.

"It is difficult, it’s hard to explain to a five and a six, nearly seven-year-old, what’s going on. But the schools are being great at supporting them as well," she said in a recent interview.

 

She added that George, in particular, wasn't enjoying it becasue he "gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects. Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work!"

Kate says their life is currently full of ‘ups and downs’ like any other family with three children at home all under the age of six.

But they have kept in touch with members of the royal family while in isolation, despite the chaos of a video call with kids. 

“It gets a bit hectic, I'm not going to lie, with a two-year-old you have to take the phone away,” Catherine said in an interview with BBC.

“It's quite hectic for them all to say the right thing at the right time without pressing the wrong buttons. But it's great and it's nice to keep in touch with everybody.”

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