This past month has been hectic for the Royal Family, what with the passing of Queen Elizabeth. It’s meant the taking on of plenty of new duties and engagements for the senior members. For William and Kate, in particular, there’s been a lot to think about …

The couple recently moved into their new home on the Windsor estate, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, have all started new schools.

For the heir apparent and his wife, that has come with plenty of stress. Now, the couple is taking some valuable time off which will see them step away from their royal engagements.

Queen Elizabeth’s passing was an extremely tough time for many British citizens. For members of the Royal Family it was, of course, even harder. The family gathered at Balmoral Castle when word of the Queen’s ill health spread. After her passing, they, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, dedicated all their time to setting affairs in order.

William revealed that despite the Queen’s passing, he and Kate decided to still send their children, Prince George, Prince Charlotte, and Prince Louis, to school.

“I told him how I work at a school and how it’s been a strange year celebrating the Jubilee, and now it’s all changed, and we are talking about this,” Elaine Gee, a teacher from Wokingham, said after speaking to William about the royal kids.

“He spoke about George, Charlotte, and Louis, saying they were trying to keep some sense of continuity for them at school and keep things as normal as possible.”

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The teacher also had a brief moment with Kate Middleton, saying: “Catherine thanked me, and she said that all the nation were feeling it.

“They were both very kind and gentle and genuine. It was very special, definitely a moment I will always treasure.”

William, Kate, and their three children recently moved from Kensington Palace to Adelaide Cottage, located just 10 minutes from Windsor Castle. Despite the move, Kensington Palace will remain their official residence and workspace, and will continue to house their staff.

The move naturally meant a significant change for the kids – they started at a new school. At the end of August, William and Kate announced that their children were moving from their London schools to Lambrook School in Windsor.

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“We are delighted that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will be joining us this coming September and very much look forward to welcoming the family, as we all as all of our new pupils, to our school community,” Jonathan Perry, headmaster at Lambrook, said.

It isn’t just any school the royal children are now attending. Lambrook has a tradition of royal pupils. Two of Queen Victoria’s grandsons, Prince Christian Victor and Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, were students.

It provides a privileged education, too, with the annual fee for all three royal children estimated to be around $56,000, according to the BBC.

Kate & William stepping away from royal engagements
The school – which sits on 52 acres of countryside and has a nine-hole golf course and a swimming pool – says it aims to create “happy and thoughtful young adults who are global citizens.”

Moreover, there are even chickens, pigs, and bees on its grounds for pupils to look after.