Today, four-year-old Prince George started his school life, arriving for his first day at Thomas’s Battersea with Prince William in tow.
Although George looked a little nervous, the head of the lower school was there to meet the royals and show the young prince around his new classroom.
Naturally, George’s adorable uniform caused a real talking point. Consisting of a blue school jumper, Bermuda shorts and black slip-on shoes, he looked a lot more modern than his father on his first day.
So how much does George’s uniform cost? A list on the school’s website boasts 24 items totalling to a huge £370.
For daily school life, George will require a navy jacket, polo neck and shorts. In the summer, he will be allowed to swap a jumper for a short-sleeved shirt and white sun hat. (All are available from John Lewis in case you’re wondering).
Less essential items are also on the list. A £30 art smock is needed for potentially messy arts and crafts lessons while ballet shoes are required for dance lessons from the Royal Academy of Dance.
Of course, parents will probably need to buy more than one of each garment, sending the cost sky high.
Kate and William will be spending 75% more than the average UK parent, according to a recent report which revealed that the average cost for a primary school uniform is £210.
Thomas’s costs £6000 a term and is only 20 minutes away from Kensington Palace; the new permanent home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
It seems an apt school for the young royal considering its motto is ‘Be kind.’ The importance of kindness is something Kate previously spoke about at great length.
“My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect and honest, and I realise how central values like these have been to me throughout my life. That is why William and I want to teach our little children, George and Charlotte, just how important these things are as they grow up,” the Duchess stated in a school assembly in February.
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