What's in a name? For most people it connects you to your family, gives you an identity that you can relate to and can represent who are as a person. Well, for the Royal family, names are a bit of a different story.
Prince George started school for the first time this week at Thomas's Battersea near his London home at Kensington Palace. The former headmaster of the independent fee-paying school has stated that he will be just another pupil and get no special treatment, in spite of being one of the most famous students in the school.
"The Duke and Duchess have made it clear that they do not wish Prince George's attendance at Thomas's to change its aims, values or ethos in any way," wrote former headmaster Ben Thomas said, who later stepped down and was replaced by headmaster Simon O'Malley. "They would like, as far as is possible, for him to enjoy the same education that all of our pupils receive and for them to join the school community as all of our new parents do."
The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share a photograph of The Duke and Prince George at Kensington Palace this morning. pic.twitter.com/MxcU0RqGvi— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 7, 2017
Being just another pupil at the school means that his classmates won't be addressing him by his title or using any other common formalities typical of the Royals.
Just like in pre-school, the 4-year-old will be simply known as "George" to his classmates. That means they will not be referring to him as "Your Royal Highness" in the classroom.
But when it comes to last name, things get a little trickier.