Prince George's teacher is ready to marry William & # 39; s best friend just months after their love is revealed
- Lucy Lanigan-O & # 39; Keeffe is the assistant professor at Thomas & # 39; s Clapham
- She said yes to Thomas van Straubenzee when he introduced her last week
- Van Straubenzee is a friend of the godfather of Prince William and Princess Charlotte
- The ties between Royals and the Straubenzee family have traditionally been close
A teacher at Prince George's school is set to marry the Duke of Cambridge's best friend – the five-year-old king who expected to be a pageboy at the wedding.
Lucy Lanigan-O & # 39; Keeffe, assistant professor at Thomas & Clapham, said yes to Thomas van Straubenzee when he introduced last week.
Mr. Van Straubenzee is an old friend of Prince Willem – who was one of the first to hear the engagement – and is also the godfather of four-year-old Princess Charlotte.
Lucy Lanigan-O & # 39; Keeffe, assistant professor at Thomas & Clapham, said yes to Thomas van Straubenzee when he introduced last week (both pictured)
One of the couple's friends said in April: & # 39; They are very happy and have been going out for a few months now. It's a serious relationship. & # 39;
Mr. Van Straubenzee, 36, who is in charge of the private office of real estate firm Knight Frank, married in 2013 the daughter of the Duke of Northumberland, Lady Melissa Percy.
Their wedding was held in the parental home of Alnwick Castle, which also acts as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Princes William and Harry were with the guests.
The lord of Straubenzee is an old friend of Prince Willem (pictured with Prince George) – who was one of the first to hear the engagement – and is also the godfather of four-year-old Princess Charlotte
But within three years they split, with Mr. van Straubenzee finding love with the 31-year-old Mrs. Lanigan-O & # 39; Keeffe.
Lady Melissa, or & # 39; Missy & # 39; to her friends, moved to New York to live with hedge fund boss Remy Trafelet.
The friends of the lord of Straubenzee would be happy that he smiled again after his divorce.
Charity-minded Mrs. Lanigan-O & Keeffe, whose brother is the Irish Olympic pentathlete Arthur Lanigan-O & # 39; Keeffe, leads the social action projects for Thomas & # 39; s schools in London.
The teacher is originally from Kilkenny Co., Ireland, and lawyer Stephen Lanigan-O & Keeffe is her father.
Mrs. Lanigan-O & # 39; Keeffe has been in touch with Prince George during her outdoor learning and mindfulness classes at the school's Battersea site.
And Charlotte will accompany her brother when the new year starts in September.
The link between the couple and the Cambridges can be a small surprise, since the Royal and van Straubenzee families have traditionally been close by.
It went on to the 21st century, with Van Straubenzee's 31-year-old brother, Charlie, who is a friend of Prince Harry.
It has even been reported that he may become the godfather of baby Archie if he is baptized in July.
Mr. Van Straubenzee, 36, who is in charge of the private office of real estate firm Knight Frank, married in 2013 the daughter of the Duke of Northumberland, Lady Melissa Percy. Their wedding was held at their family's Alnwick Castle parental home, which also serves as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Princes William and Harry were with the guests (photo)
Charlie and Thomas, who went to Ludgrove School in Berkshire with the princes, attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May, and Prince Harry and William are both expected to attend Thomas & # 39; s wedding.
The older brother Henry van de Straubenzee died in a car accident when he was just 18 years old.
A memorial fund was established by the parents Alexander and Claire and the two princes are patrons.
When Prince Willem went to New Zealand in 2005 for his first foreign tour, Thomas was with him on the recommendation of the queen.
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