Friday, March 24, 2017

no best friends, if you please

Prince George is to attend a private primary school where the first rule is to “be kind” and pupils are discouraged from having best friends.
Thomas’s Battersea is a few miles from the family residence in Kensington Palace and charges parents £6,110 a term.
A message on the Kensington Palace Twitter site announced that he would join the school in September 2017.
George’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 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.”
The school guide encourages its students in a number of ways, including ...
"Pupils are also discouraged from having best friends because it could leave other children feeling ostracised and hurt."

Maybe I've got this wrong, but it sounds to me as if the school aims to deconstruct what the institution of royalty has so lovingly constructed.


  1. His family will no doubt pick his friends according to the existing oligarchy. I expect they'll arrange his marriage one day as well.

  2. ... and, Charlie, he will be proclaimed "a bright lad" no doubt.