The Prince and Princess of Wales attended a Christmas market at their children’s school this weekend after returning home from the US, it has been revealed.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 40, traveled to Boston last week for a whirlwind three-day tour of the city, topped off with the prestigious Earthshot awards on Friday night.
But after returning to the UK, the royal couple had a surprisingly low-key weekend after reuniting with Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, three, on Saturday morning.
According to Sunday times, they took a ‘family trip’ to the fundraiser for the Christmas market at the children’s school, Lambrook.
The Prince and Princess of Wales attended a Christmas market at their children’s school this weekend after returning home from the US, it has been revealed
The Prince and Princess of Wales enrolled their children at Lambrook Independent School in Berkshire after moving to Windsor in September.
A source said the Cambridge children were extremely excited that they were all going to the same school for the first time.
“They’re really excited about starting a new school together, and I think Mom and Dad are too,” they said.
In photos released of the family’s arrival, the Cambridge siblings looked confident and happy when they arrived, ready for a 90-minute onboarding session for new students and their families.
After returning to the UK, the royal couple had a surprisingly low-key weekend after reuniting with Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, three, on Saturday morning
William called his kids “the whole gang” as he led them up the steps of the grand white 19th-century mansion, while Prince George, Charlotte and Louis all said they were “thrilled” to get started.
Within 48 hours, however, the country was in mourning – but the Princess decided to stay in Windsor to support the children at school while William flew to Aberdeenshire on an RAF jet.
Days later, Kate told a benefactor while walking in Sandringham that her children were settling into their new school.
In September, an anonymous benefactor told the BBC’s Jo Black, who was among the crowd gathered outside the estate: “My daughter asked her how the children were, and Kate thanked her and said yes, they were doing well and they were being taken care of at school, so that was a nice exchange.
Prince William and Kate took a ‘family trip’ to the children’s school Christmas market fundraiser, Lambrook
It was revealed last month that the royals had the chance to take part in a very autumnal activity during their first semester at £21k-a-term prep.
Lambrook’s own orchard is also home to pigs, chickens and rabbits, which are available to cuddle on welfare walks.
The exclusive school – set in 22 acres of private land and just a 10-minute drive from the family’s new home – also has lambs and beehives to encourage students to learn more about the surrounding natural landscape.
In addition, George, Charlotte and Louis will be able to enjoy activities such as beekeeping and scuba diving during their time at the Christian Prep School, which is also known to host Harry Potter nights.
Lambrook is located on 52 acres of private land in Berkshire. In the photo: a newly developed wing of the school
Lambrook has a Diamond Jubilee performing arts studio, dance studio and sports hall, and a new £6 million Queen’s Building for ICT and academic learning.
The prospectus quoted a parent as saying, “It’s the most magical place for our kids to spend time, and they can often be seen rosy-cheeked and perfecting handstands, throwing balls or racing for the stumps.” ‘
There is school on a Saturday morning, followed by an afternoon of sports for students in grades 5 and up, including nine-year-old George.
The fees cost £4,389 per semester for Year 2 pupils such as Louis, £6,448 per semester for Years 3-4 such as Charlotte, and £6,999 per semester for George through Years 5-8, with an additional £ 1,481 per semester for boarding for Y3-8.
It means William and Kate will spend more than £50,000 a year on their children’s private education.
The bill is £53,508 in fees in 2021-2022, without taking into account possible sibling discounts where available, increases in fees or the cost of uniform or travel.
Boarding for the older two Cambridge children would cost an extra £8,886 a year if they chose at a later date.
Lambrook was founded in 1860 and two of Queen Victoria’s grandsons, Prince Christian Victor and Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, attended, and Victoria traveled from Windsor Castle to see them in plays and at cricket matches.
Other famous alumni include the actor Alex Pettyfer, the sons of wartime Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, and entrepreneur Giles Clarke, who founded Majestic Wine.