As the school holidays draw to a close, many parents are considering buying new uniforms for their children ahead of the fall semester.
And the Princess of Wales is no exception as she prepares for her three children – George, ten, Charlotte, 8 and Louis, 5 – to head back to the classroom at her prep school in Lambrook, Berkshire.
Kate will undoubtedly be at the forefront of sourcing school supplies. Hopefully it goes smoother than her shoe shopping experience with her kids in 2018.
According to Hello, while visiting the Peter Jones store in London, Kate made a very understandable mistake when she forgot to bring an essential item: socks.
Sources told the magazine that the Duchess was forced to borrow a pair of socks from the store staff so George, then five, and Charlotte, then three, could try on some snazzy new shoes for back to school.
According to Hello, while visiting the Peter Jones store in London in 2018, 41-year-old Kate Middleton made a very understandable mistake when she forgot to bring an essential item: socks
Kate and William enrolled their children at Lambrook School near Ascot, Berkshire last year.
Their new, exclusive school is nine miles from Adelaide Cottage, where the family of five currently live.
The extensive 52 hectare grounds have an orchard, woodland, a 9 hole golf course, a 25 meter swimming pool and a cricket pitch.
Students are encouraged to try their hand at chess, polo, life saving, songwriting, scuba diving and beekeeping.
Fees are £4,389 per semester for admitting 2nd graders like Louis, £6,448 per semester for 3rd-4th graders like Charlotte and £6,999 per semester for George for 5th-8th graders, plus £1,481 per term for boarding for Y3-8.
Famous alumni include actor Alex Pettyfer, the sons of War Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, and entrepreneur Giles Clarke, who founded Majestic Wine.
Previously, George and Charlotte attended Thomas’s School in Battersea, south London, while Louis attended Willcocks Nursery in South Kensington, west London.
However, Prince George may not study there for long as he was spotted with his parents last year touring around Eton College, where tuition is £46,000 a year.
It is said that when the future king turns 13, he will follow in his father’s footsteps and enter the prestigious school.
Due to the high demand, prospective students must register their interest three years in advance.
In a photo of the meeting shared by royal fans on social media, little George wore dark blue shorts, a short-sleeved shirt and black shoes while standing next to his father. He was also educated at the prestigious boarding school in Berkshire.
According to Hello, the Welsh children, who wore summer sandals at the time, borrowed socks from the department store to see if their new shoes fit properly
During her visit, Kate, impeccably dressed in a Cefinn dress and Camilla Elphick flats, was spotted chatting to two employees.
The trio stood with a man and woman who appeared to be Eton College staff and chatted outside.
William was the first senior royal to visit Eton, followed by his brother Harry, who was educated there between 1998 and 2003.
It is one of three public schools, along with Harrow and Radley, to remain all-boys, and counts 20 British Prime Ministers, including Boris Johnson and David Cameron, alongside its graduates.
The Prince and Princess of Wales will reportedly be officiating tributes to Queen Elizabeth II on the anniversary of her death in just a few weeks.
William and Kate will take a message to the British people about honoring the legacy of the late monarch and looking “forward” to the future, a source told the Mirror.
The final details for the speech are still being finalized and a decision needs to be made as to whether it will be in person, on TV or via social media.
A royal source said: “The death of Her Majesty was an event that truly marked the end of an era.”
“The royal family has been in transition since then and with the coronation and the end of the summer holidays, everyone will be excited to see what comes next.”
King Charles will reportedly take a step back for the memorial service and spend his time “quietly and privately” at Balmoral in Scotland, where the Queen died on September 8 last year aged 96.