Dad and mom on the college the place Prince George (opens in new tab), Princess Charlotte (opens in new tab) and Prince Louis (opens in new tab) have been enrolled are anxious about royal safety ruining the faculties ‘vibe’.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have confronted many adjustments this yr. In addition to getting into public life extra so than ever, Prince William and Kate Middleton have moved their household to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.
The transfer signifies that the royal siblings have transferred faculties and at the moment are set to begin at Lambrook College close to Ascot subsequent month.
George and Charlotte will attend the prep college, whereas the youngest sibling, Louis, will go to pre-prep.
Lambrook boasts a whopping 52 acres on academic house and is taken into account one of many nation’s finest co-ed preps. Two of Queen Victoria’s grandsons have been amongst its first pupils and different alumni embody Stormbreaker star Alex Pettyfer, poet Lord Alfred Douglas and Majestic Wine founder Giles Clarke.
Regardless of the varsity’s lengthy historical past of enrolling royals, they’re now dealing with backlash from mother and father over the elevated safety wanted to accommodate the royals. Many current pupils’ mother and father concern that the measures wanted to maintain the royals secure will disrupt the relaxed environment that their youngsters get pleasure from whereas studying.
In an unique interview with The Sunday Mirror, one mum mentioned, “Loads of mother and father are p***ed off.
“They’re anxious the texture and environment of the varsity will change with all the safety. Many people fear issues, just like the carol service, will now turn out to be extra formal and gained’t be the candy, laid-back affair they often are.”
The involved mum added, “Dad and mom are picturing armed police in timber and within the corridors – they don’t need their youngsters witnessing it.
“There aren’t any electrical gates, however that will change with the royal youngsters coming. It’ll not be really easy to come back and go. It’s actually not the identical college and vibe we signed the youngsters up for, and most mother and father I’ve spoken to really feel the identical.”
No plans for elevated safety or adjustments to Lambrook college have been introduced, however it’s understood that George and Charlotte had discreet safety from armed royal officers whereas at their earlier college, Thomas’s Battersea, in South West London.
Lambrook college has beforehand been topic to safety scares that maybe justify growing safety for the royal siblings. In June 2018, a person pleaded responsible to plotting terror assaults that included focusing on the first and, as The Mirror experiences, a lady triggered a serious safety scare in 2017 after revealing she was in a position to stroll in after the gate and a major entrance door have been left open.
The Mirror has invited the varsity to remark.