Kate Middleton Is Already Popular With the Parents at George's New School

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It's only been a week since Prince George's private primary school was announced, but it looks like Kate Middleton is already taking time to get to know some of the other parents. The Duchess of Cambridge even cracked a joke about her son starting school in September.

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Georgie will be attending the private day school Thomas's Battersea starting in September, and Kate got the chance to meet with some fellow parents at an event this week. According to the Evening Standard, she was at a gala dinner at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday night when she was introduced to a few people who already have children at the school.

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The affable mom of two joked about her son attending Thomas's, saying, "I'm not sure George has any idea what is going to hit him." Of course the tyke is already accustomed to a school setting, as he's been attending a preschool near Anmer Hall, the family's country home. But there's something about starting a formal education that is different and special.

She was assured by architect Richard Found and his art consultant wife Jane Suitor that George "is going to love it." He added, "It's such a friendly school." Kate responded jovially with, "I may see you at the school gates."

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Thomas's Battersea touts its most important rule is to "be kind," and even discourages the students from forming best-friendships, lest their peers feel left out. It seems like the perfect fit for Prince William and Kate Middleton's firstborn, as they've made it their mission to combat bullying, and have always taken extra time to spend with little ones during public appearances.

Considering that they've been trying to raise George and his little sister Princess Charlotte as "normally" as possible, a school that focuses on character as well as academics is just what the royal educational specialist ordered.

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