George, Charlotte and Louis Made New School Pals

While the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis continue their school year.

Prince William and Princess Kate’s two eldest children started the year off at a new school: Lambrook School in Berkshire, England, where their little brother, Louis, also begun his education.

The family of five visited the campus for orientation on September 7, one day prior to the queen’s death at her Balmoral estate in Scotland at age 96. The loss of their great-grandmother is still a huge issue in the U.K. but the young royals seem to have a good start at the academic institution.


Prince William and Duchess Kate, with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
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On Thursday, September 15, Kate and William, both 40, visited the Sandringham House in Norfolk to pay respects to the fallen and also shared their stories about how their children are adapting to their new school.

“Kate said the children have settled in nicely with their new school and have new friends,” one eyewitness, Lydia Bailey, told People.

While George, 9, Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 4, get a respite from the worldwide commotion surrounding the death of their “Gan-Gan” — as George once called Queen Elizabeth — they, too, are feeling the weight of their great-grandmother’s death. Kate recently revealed that Louis expressed a wisdom beyond his youth.

“[Louis said,] ‘At least Grannie is with Great-Grandpa [Prince Philip] now,’” the Duchess of Cornwall told a group of children waiting outside of Windsor Castle on Saturday, September 10. The Duke of Edinburgh and the late monarch were married for 73 year before his death in April 2021. He was 99.

Earlier that day, William shared an emotional statement about the loss of his grandmother, recalling not only their special times together — but his family’s, as well.

“While I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful,” the Duke of Cornwall, who is now second in line to the throne, said via Instagram on Saturday. “I have had the benefit of the queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade.”

Kate, for her part, had “20 years of her guidance and support,” while George, Charlotte and Louis have “memories [of the queen] that will last their whole lives.”

“She was by my side at my happiest moments and she was by my side during the saddest days of my life,” William added. “I knew this day would come, but it will be some time before the reality of life without Grannie will truly feel real.”