At the Montessori West acre school at East Walton, England, children can decide for themselves if they want to paint or hear a story or plant a tree.
At recess, they choose their own toys to play with and are responsible for putting them away when they are done. While the Montessori method, which allows students to learn at their own pace, is taught all over the world, this particular school at the end of a long private road is a little more special than most because Prince George, the future King of England, is enrolled here.
Previous generations of royals began their education in London, but Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, want to do things differently for their children, George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 8 months.
Instead of living at Kensington Palace, they are raising their children at Anmer Hall, their country estate three hours north of London, where George and Charlotte can grow up in a safe, private environment — even if it means going against he wishes of some of the members of the royal family.
Kate, William, George and Charlotte in December 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“They want their children to be free and live as normal a life as possible,” royals expert and author Phil Dampier tells Closer. “They are very much doing things their way.”
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