Prince George is already showing signs of becoming an ‘excellent leader’, while Princess Charlotte is a confident young royal, new reports claim.
According to an insider, George, 6, and Charlotte, 4, occasionally argue over toys and TV shows, but get on most of the time.
The source claims that Charlotte is ‘loves attention’, while George is said to be more reserved but is ‘coming out of his shell’.
The pair are older siblings to Louis, 1, children to Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 37.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are two of the most closely watched children in the country, but despite their royal roots they squabble just like any other children, new reports claim. They are seen on the first day of school last month
A source told Us magazine of their arguments: ‘It’s usually over silly things like toys or what TV shows they want to watch. But most of the time they get on.’
They added: ‘Charlotte’s extremely confident and loves attention. George is more reserved, although he is starting to come out of his shell.
‘George is always looking out for his younger brother and sister and is already showing traits of making an excellent leader.’
The source claims that Charlotte is ‘confident and loves attention’, while George is said to be more reserved but is ‘coming out of his shell’. She is seen at the sailing regatta in August
This follows reports that Prince George is already proving a popular pupil among his peers.
The third in line to the throne, six, is attending £18,000-a-year school St Thomas’s Battersea, and returned to school after the summer holidays last month.
And according to insiders the young royal has already invited ‘a few’ of his classmates back to Kensington Palace, with his parents Psaid to be ‘delighted’ at how well he is settling in.
However the ‘wonderful’ play dates at the palace are reportedly more complicated than the average, as every visitor has to be security vetted.
Last month George started his third year at St Thomas’s Battersea, while Charlotte began her first year at the same school – with Kate telling onlookers that she is ‘very excited to join her big brother’, during an engagement in June.
Prince George, 6, is already proving a popular pupil among his peers at £18,000-a-year school St Thomas’s Battersea, inviting peers back for play dates at Kensington Palace (seen on his first day at school this month)
According to insiders the young royal has already invited ‘a few’ of his classmates back to Kensington Palace, with his parents Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 37, said to be ‘delighted’ at how well he is settling in (seen last month on Charlotte’s first day)
In May Simon O’Malley, headmaster at Thomas’s Battersea, said: ‘We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas’s Battersea. We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.’
The fees for George are £6,429 a term or £19,287 a year, while for Charlotte they will be £6,305 a term of £18,915 a year – the lower figure being due to a small discount given to a family’s second child.
Established by David and Joanna Thomas 40 years ago, Thomas’s Battersea has described itself as being ‘happy, dynamic and vibrant’ and one that prides itself on its ‘excellent academic results’.
Pupils are offered afterschool activities, including fencing, philosophy, gardening and pottery.
Thomas’s prides itself on a ’rounded education’, with as much emphasis on kindness as academic results – although many of its 540 boys and girls, aged four to 13, go on to top public schools such as Eton.
However the ‘wonderful’ play dates at the palace are reportedly more complicated than the average, as every visitor at the palace (seen) has to be security vetted
Ballet and a rooftop playground at Thomas’s Battersea
- Thomas’s London Day Schools is a group of independent, co-educational preparatory schools in Battersea, Clapham, Fulham and Kensington
- It was founded in 1971 when actress Joanna Thomas, a mother of three, started a kindergarten in a church hall
- Thomas’s Battersea branch opened in October 1990
- The school has 540 pupils between the ages of four and 13
- It occupies a Grade II listed building – which was once a grammar school founded in 1700 – where facilities include a rooftop playground, theatre, ballet room and pottery rooms
- The most important school rule is to be kind, while other core values include courtesy, confidence and humility
- Former pupils include singer Florence Welch (of Florence & The Machine), model Cara Delevingne and her sisters, Poppy and Chloe