This is why Prince George won’t be allowed to have a best friend in school
Last week, four-year-old Prince George started school at Thomas’s school in Battersea, London. Although he will likely make lots of friends, he won’t get to have a best friend, according to Cosmopolitan.
Panellist Jane Moore spoke on Loose Women and revealed that the school Prince George attends has a policy that discourages children to have a singular best friend. “There are signs everywhere saying ‘be kind’ – that’s the ethos of the school,” Jane told her fellow Loose Women presenters. “They don’t encourage you to have best friends.”
While the policy might sound odd, it exists in the name of kindness. The idea behind is to never have any kids feeling left out. Usually, when kids find a best friend in class, there’s little that can tear them apart. Thomas’s also focuses on avoiding exclusion of pupils outside the school gates, with particular rules on birthday party invites. “There’s a policy that if your child is having a party – unless every child is invited – you don’t give out the invites in class,” Jane shared with viewers, commenting: “I think [it] is quite a good thing as you don’t feel excluded”.
The Prince will be known as George Cambridge to his friends in class. His surname is taken from his parents’ royal titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.