LONDON — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children start the academic year at a new school on Thursday after the family traded the bustle of central London for the slower pace of life outside the capital.
In preparation for the first day of classes, the palace released photos of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis visiting Lambrook School, near Windsor, during a welcome event for new pupils that took place before the start of the term Wednesday.
Prince George, the eldest of the royal kiddos, wore a white, checkered short-sleeve shirt with a pair of navy blue shorts and black dress shoes, as the 9-year-old walked hand in hand with mom Kate, who wore a polka-dotted auburn dress.
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Prince Louis, 4, wore an identical outfit to his big brother, walking alongside him and his mom.
Dressed in a light blue, checkered short-sleeve dress, Princess Charlotte, 7, showed that even academia can be colorful. The princess, the second oldest of the Duke and Duchess, held onto the hand of her father Prince William, who was dressed in a crisp navy blue suit.
Prior to enrolling at Lambrook, George and Charlotte had been attending a school in south London, while Louis is just starting his formal full-time schooling.
Prince William and Duchess Kate selected the outdoorsy prep school with its 52 acres (21 hectares) of grounds after they decided to move to Windsor, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from their old home at Kensington Palace in central London.