Prince George Is Already Quite the Little Matchmaker

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It's another wedding for Prince George! The future king has become quite the pro in recent years, serving as a page boy in numerous weddings, including his uncle Prince Harry's, when he wed Meghan Markle last year. But now, he has another kind of special connection to the bride and groom -- because he might be the reason they got together at all!

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton's good friend Thomas van Straubenzee is marrying one of Prince George's teachers! 

    Thomas van Straubenzee, Prince William, Kate Middleton
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    Van Straubenzee is tight with the Cambridges, and is even Princess Charlotte's godfather. According to The Sunday Times, he just asked Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe to marry him, and while they didn't say if they met through Prince George, we can't help but assume they did, as Lucy is the assistant head teacher at Thomas's Battersea School in London, where George is enrolled.

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  • OK, so they were probably introduced through Will and Kate.

    Prince William, Thomas van Straubenzee
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    Especially since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are such hands-on parents. They're probably in direct communication with George's teachers at Thomas's Battersea, and how could they not notice the lovely lady in charge of outdoor learning and mindfulness at their son's school? 

  • According to reports, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are going to reprise their roles as pageboy and bridesmaid for the wedding.

    Prince George, Princess Charlotte
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    They've been in numerous weddings so far, including Harry and Meghan's, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's, and Pippa Middleton and James Matthews'. They are total pros at this point! 

    Prince William is also reportedly going to be an usher, and we're just going to assume that Kate is going to help round up all the littles, as she has done at other weddings her family has been involved in. Hopefully she'll bring 1-year-old Prince Louis, too, but we wouldn't blame her a bit if she leaves him with the nanny instead. Toddlers, man. 

  • Meanwhile, Charlotte is going to get to know her godfather's fiance on her own terms soon, as she'll be joining her brother at school this fall. 

    Simon O'Malley, the headmaster at Thomas’s Battersea, said in a statement, "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas’s Battersea. We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September."

    It's still months away, and we're already hoping Will and Kate share a first day of school photo for their two older children. Maybe Lanigan-O'Keeffe will be there to great Char on her first day? After all, it looks like these two are going to have a special connection outside of school, too.