Actress Sophie Winkleman says Prince George is a 'very clever, articulate little boy'

By Suzie Bakos

Prince George has been praised for how well he's been settling into his lessons at Westacre Montessori School, and now it's been revealed that the young prince could be top of his class. In an exclusive interview with HELLO!, actress Sophie Winkleman states that Prince William and Kate's eldest child was speaking "long before other toddlers his age."

The Two and a Half Men star and her daughter Maud spent time with George when he was around 20-months-old. While the two toddlers enjoyed a sweet play date, Sophie picked up on George's advanced speaking ability for his age.

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The Peep Show actress is married to Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of the Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent. "We were invited to tea at Kensington Palace just before Princess Charlotte was born. Maud and George got on very well," she told HELLO!.

"He is a very clever, articulate little boy and was speaking long before other toddlers his age," the brunette beauty added.

As Prince William and Kate prepared for a busy year of engagements, a friend of the royals' said: "They’re looking forward to the various projects in the months ahead. It’s a very happy time for them as a family, having spent Christmas as their first Christmas as a family of four.

Sophie revealed George "is a very clever, articulate little boy"

"George is settling into nursery very well and they continue to be very grateful for the widespread support they are receiving from people all over the world."

Since the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they had enrolled their son at the nursery in Norfolk, the institute has been inundated with calls from parents wishing to send their child to a Montessori nursery.

Louise Livingston, director of training at the Maria Montessori Institute, told the Press Association: "When it was announced, our phones were ringing off the hook with people asking whether we had space in our nurseries.

"We're still getting lots of calls from parents. Hopefully Charlotte will go there too."

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