What Prince George and Princess Charlotte are called at school

Prince George, age nine, and Princess Charlotte, age seven, are the eldest children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and they will soon begin attending Lambrook School after spending some time at Thomas’s Battersea.

The young royals are currently enrolled in Years 5 and 3, respectively, at the prep school in Berkshire. Despite being two of the most well-known kids in the world, Prince George and Princess Charlotte aren’t addressed by their royal titles at school.


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To honor their parents’ titles, the siblings are referred to by their schoolmates as just George and Charlotte Cambridge. When Prince Louis, their younger brother, joins them in September, he will experience the same thing.

The same thing happened to Prince William and Prince Harry, who at school adopted Prince Charles’ surname of Wales. Royal family members typically don’t use a surname; instead, they are only addressed in public as His or Her Royal Highness and their first name.

In addition, they may be referred to by the name of their residence, such as Windsor, which may not be the same as their given name, such as Mountbatten-Windsor.



According to a 1960 Privy Council declaration made by the Queen, male line descendants of the monarch who do not have royal styles or titles may use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

Archie, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was born in May 2019. Harry and Meghan decided not to give their son a title, so he now goes by the last name Mountbatten-Windsor. Their daughter Lilibet Diana, who was born in June 2021, fits this description as well.

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During a meeting with first responders in Northern Ireland in 2020, Prince William talked openly about his thoughts on his kids going back to school following the first nationwide lockdown.



William confided in a policewoman that he believed other parents were going through the same thing as him.

“I think every parent is breathing a sigh of relief that school has started again,” the father of three asserted. Five months have been wonderful, but they have also been a long five months, he continued.

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