This is the plan for Prince George and Princess Charlotte now their school has closed

Anya Meyerowitz
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From Red Online

After Prince George and Princess Charlotte's school, St Thomas' Day School in Battersea, suffered a coronavirus scare back in February, staff there have announced they will be switching to 'remote learning' in line with the government's decision to close schools on Friday.

A spokesperson for the school 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.'

They continued:

'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. This will ensure that children have continuity of learning when they are unable to attend school.'

According to People Magazine Prince George and Princess Charlotte will now be 'homeschooled', though exactly where this will take place is yet unknown.

With the term set to have ended on March 26, they are only missing four days of class — and some of their classmates will still attend if their parents are key workers or they need extra educational support.

'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,' the spokesperson continued.

'We appreciate the support of our school community as we continue to provide the best possible solution for our pupils during these challenging times.'

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Though homeschooling might be a new concept for many children and their parents, for the royals it is, in fact, nothing new.

The Queen was homeschooled along with her sister Princess Margaret. Prince Charles was the first generation to buck the trend and receive a private school education outside of the family home.

And George and Charlotte are not the only royals who have had their usual routine impacted.

The Queen is retiring to Windsor Castle for her Easter break today (19 March), a week earlier than previously scheduled, and has made numerous changes to her diary in order to safeguard herself in line with government advice.

Princess Beatrice has also been forced to scale back her May wedding, moving the reception from the gardens of Buckingham Palace to a new, unknown location.

The information in this story is accurate as of the publication date. While we are attempting to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop rapidly, so it's possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since publishing. For any concerns and latest advice, visit the World Health Organisation. If you're in the UK, the National Health Service can also provide useful information and support, while US users can contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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