His classmates can’t be expected to call him your highness, right?
Prince George’s adorable first day of school brought up an interesting question: what exactly will his classmates call him? They certainly won’t be calling him “Prince George” on the playground, or saying “thank you your highness” when he shares his fruit snacks at lunch.
George is just a four-year-old boy, and luckily for him, that’s exactly how he’ll be treated at Thomas’s Battersea, his posh London school. He’s just another pupil.
“There won’t be any special treatment at all,” Ben Thomas, former headmaster of Thomas’s Battersea, told People. “In fact, what his parents would like for him, as any parent would like for their child, is they have a wonderful, fulfilling and private childhood in a place which is secure.”
Though his last name is technically Mountbatten-Windsor, People reports that George will go by the moniker “George Cambridge,” taken from his father’s title, Duke of Cambridge. Similarly, Princes William and Harry used the last name Wales while they were in school and in the armed forces because their father Charles is the Prince of Wales.
So that settles it. George Cambridge it is!
You can learn more about the naming guidelines on the royal family’s website.