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‘Bonjour, Monsieur’ Prince George embarks on language journey with September school return

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The children of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge attend Thomas’s Battersea, London, which educates children aged four to thirteen. George, eight, and Charlotte, six, went back to school last week for the start of the new school year, while younger brother Prince Louis is expected to attend next year once he has turned four.

George will commence Year 4 this month and a new curriculum with a range of new subjects.

According to the website for Prince George’s school Thomas’s Battersea, students in his year group can learn languages.

It reads: “In the Lower School, pupils have Language and Culture lessons, in which they encounter a range of different languages.

“Older pupils receive specific language lessons focusing on French and/or Spanish as well as Classics.”

While students can learn French and/or Spanish, the young royal reportedly has already been given a head start in the latter thanks to his nanny.

The future King’s early abilities in Spanish were mentioned by proud mum Kate, 39, previously.

In 2017, Kate revealed George had already learned how to count to 10 in the language.

If George needs help with French, he can turn to his father Prince William, 38, for guidance.

William is believed to be fluent in the language, as is George’s great-grandmother the Queen, 95.

The prince is set to have a help on hand if he struggles with Spanish too – as his nanny, Maria Borrallo, is a native.

In addition to languages, the school offers a host of other activities for George and Charlotte, including mixed gender sporting activities for students, such as cricket, football, netball and even golf.

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The school also boasts an on-site gymnasium, ballet room, two libraries and a rooftop playground, plus lessons on pottery, yoga and even coding.

It costs a combined £43,860 for George and Charlotte per year to attend.

William and Kate were set on giving their children as normal an upbringing as possible.

Upon entering the school gates their kids are treated like any other child, and both George and Charlotte also adopt different names at school.

The children both have full royal titles, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge and Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, but at school the pair are referred to as George and Charlotte Cambridge.

This technique was adopted by their William and uncle Prince Harry, 37, who used the same style for their names.

Harry and William used Charles’s title – Wales – as their surname during their schooling.

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