Prince George and Princess Charlotte break from home-schooling to start Easter holiday

By Heather Cichowski, with files from Danielle Stacey

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been home-schooled at Kensington Palace since March 20, since their London school, Thomas's Battersea, shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After diligently studying, the two young royals are now on a break. They will be able to enjoy the Easter holiday with mom Duchess Kate, dad Prince William and their one-year-old younger brother, Prince Louis.

Students at Thomas's Battersea are on a reprieve from their virtual learning as of March 26. The Cambridge family will be able to enjoy spending some quality time together because the school's summer term doesn't begin until the end of April, reports HELLO! UK.

According to the West London school's website, the summer term is scheduled to start on April 21 and it will end on July 3. Six-year-old George and four-year-old Charlotte will also be off the Early May Bank Holiday on Friday May 8 (rather than Monday May 4) and they will have half-term holidays from May 25 to May 29.

George arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's Batt

It remains to be seen whether any of the dates will change in light of COVID-19. The move to home-schooling was made due to the virus.

"Due to the increasing number of children and staff absent from school because of the coronavirus pandemic, Thomas's London Day Schools have decided to move to remote learning from Friday 20 March," a spokesperson told HELLO! UK.

William, Kate and their family traditionally spend school holidays at their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.

Last Easter, the older members of Royal Family stepped out to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. It was a special year because Easter Sunday coincided with the Queen's 93rd birthday!

Prince William and Duchess Kate wore their Sunday best to the Easter service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 21, 2019. Photo: © Kirsty Wigglesworth/Getty Images

MORE: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis clap for health care workers in heartwarming video

Royals fans were treated to a surprise video on March 26 that featured all three of the Cambridge kids. The clip, which was shared on the @Kensington Royal Instagram, shows the children clapping in support of all the frontline medical workers who are battling COVID-19.

The caption read, "To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you. #ClapForOurCarers #ClapForCarers #ThankYouNHS #ClapForNHS"

Other members of the Royal Family, including Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex and their children, shared their own videos of gratitude to all those workers fighting COVID-19.

George, Charlotte and Louis's clip came at a particularly meaningful moment because their grandfather, Prince Charles, had recently tested positive for COVID-19.

A statement from Clarence House on March 25 said his symptoms are mild, and he continues to work from his Birkhall home on the Royal Family's Balmoral estate in Scotland.

Clarence House made the announcement on March 25 that the future King tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo: © Andrew Matthews-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Duchess Camilla, who tested negative for the virus, is self-isolating separately at the residence.

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