Here’s some news and articles, and a few photos, about Prince George‘s school, Prince Harry‘s love nest, Rebecca Deacon‘s wedding, and more.
Last week, KP announced that Prince George will attend Thomas’s Battersea school starting in September. The school is a co-ed pre-prep school which costs £5,653 per term and caters to children 4-13. KP said in a statement: “Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education.” [Express]
Both the Express and the Daily Mail have stories about Prince Harry getting a new apartment at Kensington Palace. I never did get around to discussing the new basement being built under the Orangery at KP (which has nothing at all to do with William and Kate, despite clickbait headlines claiming otherwise), but the new basement will open up room at KP, in apartments 8 and 9 (where Diana used to live), which could potentially go to Harry.
“An insider said: ‘Harry sees his future at Kensington Palace but he can’t live in Nottingham Cottage forever. It’s not what you would call a family home. If the basement plans are given the go-ahead then this will free up the rest of Apartment 8 and the whole of Apartment 9, giving Harry the option of moving back into the home where he grew up.’
“Another option for Harry is Apartment 1, next door to William and Kate’s recently refurbished 20-room home at Apartment 1A. It is currently home to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester but an insider said the couple had offered to move out of the 21-room property when William and Kate got engaged in 2010 and would make the same offer to Harry.
“The source said: ‘The Gloucesters have two other properties: Barnwell Manor in Northamptonshire, which they rent out, and a weekend cottage in Gloucestershire, which they could retire to.’
“Several years ago a royal spokesman said that Harry had set his sights on grander accommodation at Kensington Palace but refused to confirm which apartment it was, other than to say it was currently occupied.”
The Daily Mail has a similar story about Harry moving into a new apartment at KP, but says he’s already doing renovations to the apartment and makes no mention of which apartment it is.
“Harry has been taking a very close interest in the renovations to the apartment. ‘He keeps popping round and asking when it will be ready,’ a source tells me. ‘He seems in a real hurry to move in with Meghan.’ […]
“The new apartment is said to be much closer to the huge wing that will be the permanent home for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from September, when Prince George will start at the £17,000-per-year Thomas’s school in Battersea, South London. ‘It’s sweet that Harry and Meghan will be living next to William and Kate,’ adds the source. […]
“A palace spokesman declines to comment on Prince Harry’s new apartment, describing it as a ‘private matter’.”
In other Harry article news, there’s this article in the DM that claims Harry had to cancel a ski vacation because of the trouble William got into when he went skiing a couple weeks ago. This would have been Harry’s third vacation this year.
The photos are from Harry’s March 21 visit to Leicester.
Rebecca Deacon, Kate’s private secretary, got married over the weekend at the Chapel Royal in St. James Palace. You can see a couple photos at the DM. The below photo was posted to Instagram by Rebecca’s sister Bridget.
Here are some photos of cute dogs and horses at the Gatcombe Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park on March 25 and 26. Oh, Princess Anne, Zara Tindall, Mike Tindall, Mia Tindall, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Isla Phillips, and Savannah Phillips were there, too.