Prince George will be starting at the school in September
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to send Prince George to a £5,653 per term pre-prep school called Thomas’s Battersea in September.
Ben Thomas, the school’s headmaster, said there was no official policy regarding best friends but he supported the idea.
He said: “There is sound judgment behind it. You can get very possessive friendships, and it is much easier if they share friendships and have a wide range of good friends rather than obsessing too much about who their best friend is.
“I would certainly endorse a policy which says we should have lots of good friends, not a best friend.
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Pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's love story from the Royal wedding in 2011, to Prince George's first birthday in 2014.
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the RBS Six Nations match between France and Wales
Boys wore tights and black shoes for ballet and girls wore pink shoes and tutus
Former school pupil
At Thomas’s, ballet, art, music, drama, ICT, French and PE are all taught by specialist teachers from a pupil’s first day in the classroom.
The Sunday Times reported a former pupil claims that “boys wore tights and black shoes for ballet and girls wore pink shoes and tutus”.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly happy with their choice
The school’s website states: “Whilst we are proud of our record of senior school entrance and scholarship successes, we place a greater emphasis on a set of core values, which include kindness, courtesy, confidence, humility and learning to be givers, not takers.”
William and Kate sprung a major surprise by announcing that their son would not be attending Wetherby, the pre-prep school in west London attended by the Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry.
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The school is co-educational whereas the Duke of Cambridge went to a school for boys
A key difference between Thomas’s and Wetherby is that the royal couple’s choice for their son is co-educational, whereas Wetherby caters only for boys.
The Headmaster, in a message to parents, said: “The Duke and Duchess have made it clear that they do not wish Prince George's attendance at Thomas's to change its aims, values or ethos in any way.
“They would like, as far as is possible, for him to enjoy the same education that all of our pupils receive and for them to join the school community as all of our new parents do.”