The British royals have had a busy time of late, not least because of the passing of Queen Elizabeth.
Naturally, the Queen’s death meant a very demanding time for the family – not only were they in mourning, but also had to show unity in public during a very challenging time. On top that, various family members are now set to take on new duties, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, who now have new titles as the Prince and Princess of Wales.
William and Kate have seen their lives change a fair bit over the last few months. They recently left Kensington Palace to move into Adelaide Cottage on grounds of Windsor Castle, while their children just started at a new school.
The couple are said to be taking some time off as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are on their half-term break. One royal expert even claims that Kate has been feeling the pressure lately, dealing with both stress and anxiety.
In August, Prince Willam and Kate Middleton were set to start a new chapter of their lives after deciding to leave Kensington Palace in favor of Adelaide Cottage, just a 10-minute-walk from Windsor Castle.
William & Kate Middleton – new home at Adelaide Cottage
The cottage has a long royal history. Built in 1831, it was the home of Queen Adelaide, the wife of William IV. Despite its age, no significant renovations were planned before the Prince and Princess of Wales moved into the cottage with their three children, Princes George, Princess Catherine, and Prince Louis.
The couple, meanwhile, have also kept their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, and their spacious apartment at Kensington Palace.
When Kate and William left Kensington, their children also enrolled at a new school, leaving Battersea for the private school Lambrook.
“Their Royal Highnesses are hugely grateful to Thomas’s Battersea, where George and Charlotte have had a happy start to their education since 2017 and 2019 respectively, and are pleased to have found a school for all three of their children which shares a similar ethos and values to Thomas’s,” a statement read in August.
“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 attend, with Lambrook having a tradition of royal pupils. Two of Queen Victoria’s grandsons, Prince Christian Victor and Prince Albert of Schleswig-Holstein, were all students there.
New duties following the Queen’s passing
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.
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.
The death of Her Majesty, and the following two-week mourning period, took its toll on the Royal Family. Not only were they left to mourn their beloved monarch and matriarch, but many royals had to accept new duties.