Prince George and Princess Charlotte Will Now Home School Amid Coronavirus
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The royal children will now move to “remote learning” and continue their lessons using online sources next week, their school said in a statement on Wednesday.
Charlotte, 4, joined George, 6, at Thomas’s Battersea, last September, proudly entering with mom Kate Middleton and dad Prince William. With the semester set to have ended on March 26, they are only missing four days of class — and some of the other kids will still attend if their parents aren’t able to look after them during the day.
A spokesperson for Thomas’s London Day Schools said, “Due to the increasing numbers of children and staff being absent from school due to the Coronavirus situation, Thomas’s London Day Schools have decided to move to remote learning from Friday 20 March.”
“From this date the curriculum will be taught through online learning platforms and we have asked parents to keep their children at home and to access their lessons through this system,” the statement continued. “This will ensure that children have continuity of learning when they are unable to attend school.”
The statement added, “In cases where families are not in a position to keep their children at home (such as those who are ‘front line staff’ in the medical profession, for example), the school will remain physically open until the last day of term, Thursday, 26 March.
“We appreciate the support of our school community as we continue to provide the best possible solution for our pupils during these challenging times.”
William and Kate are following the advice of the U.K. government and their children’s school, sources close to them stress, as they navigate the challenging and changing times.