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Prince George moving schools because of Princess Charlotte, says royal expert

Prince George is being moved to a school outside of London because of his younger sister Princess Charlotte, according to a royal expert.

Recent reports say Prince William, 39, and Kate Middleton, 40, will be moving their eight-year-old son from London St. Thomas's Battersea school to explore new educational options in Berkshire, where Kate's parents Michael and Carole Middleton live.

But this drastic move is not due to him experiencing any issues at school — but rather down to a long royal tradition, says Duncan Larcombe.

Speaking to OK! Magazine, the royal expert revealed that putting members of the Royal family in separate schools is standard practice for royal parents.

William and Prince Harry in fact broke this tradition when they went to Wetherby Preparatory School and Eton College, he claims.

The royal commentator said: "William and Harry broke the mould by going to the same school, but if you look at The Queen's children, they were all schooled separately.

"And, of course, William and Harry wouldn't have gone to the same school if one of them was a girl.

"Kate had a traditional co-ed education but it seems to be almost par for the course with the royals that they don't pile all of their children into the same school."

He suggested that William and Kate would want their children to "have different experiences as they grow up" because as royals they are likely to "experience different types of people".

"It's as much about the people they meet growing up who will be their friends for life," he added.

He also suggested that another motivation for taking him to Berkshire as part of the "Middleton framework" would come in bringing him "closer to the grandparents on both sides" — and would suit the Cambridges personally as they are "country people at heart".

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