Picture-perfect Cambridge 'gang' arrives at Lambrook School for George, Charlotte and Louis' new start

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Photos of Kate and William's children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, have been released ahead of the trio's first full day at Lambrook School in Berkshire.

The images were taken today while the children arrived with their parents for a 90-minute settling in afternoon.

In the pictures, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are seen arriving at the school with their three children in tow. Others see them meeting their new headmaster, Jonathan Perry.

Perry greeted each of his royal pupils in turn, shaking their hands and asked them if they're excited for the year ahead. All three said "yes" in response.

William called his children "the gang" as he steered them up the school steps.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, accompanied by their parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot in Berkshire. The settling in afternoon is an annual event held to welcome new starters and their families to Lambrook and takes place the day before the start of the new school term. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2022.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, accompanied by their parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School. (PA)
(From L) Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot in Berkshire on September 7, 2022 on the eve of their first school day. (Photo by Jonathan Brady / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JONATHAN BRADY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
George will be joining Year 5 and Charlotte will go into Year 3. Louis will be starting school and so will be in Reception. (Getty Images)

The children wore their school uniforms for the afternoon out: a checked, short-sleeved shirt with navy shorts for the boys and a blue gingham belted dress for Charlotte.

Kate wore a rust-coloured polka dot ensemble and William a navy suit.

George, nine, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four, all begin at the school, near Ascot, tomorrow. George will be joining Year 5 and Charlotte will go into Year 3. Louis will be starting school and so will be in Reception.

BRACKNELL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Prince Louis, accompanied by his parents the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot on September 7, 2022 in Bracknell, England. The family have set up home in Adelaide Cottage in Windsor's Home Park as their base after the Queen gave them permission to lease the four-bedroom Grade II listed home. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - Pool/Getty Images)
Tomorrow marks Louis' first day at school. (Getty Images)
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, accompanied by their parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are greeted by Headmaster Jonathan Perry as they arrive for a settling in afternoon at Lambrook School, near Ascot in Berkshire. The settling in afternoon is an annual event held to welcome new starters and their families to Lambrook and takes place the day before the start of the new school term. Picture date: Wednesday September 7, 2022.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, accompanied by their parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are greeted by Lambrook School's headmaster Jonathan Perry. (PA)

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The siblings' new school start follows a family move to Adelaide Cottage on the Windsor Estate. The Cambridges will retain Kensington Palace as their London residence and continuing to use Anmer Hall in Norfolk as another family home.

George and Charlotte left Thomas's School in Battersea, south London, at the end of the last school year. Louis previously attended Willcocks Nursery School in London.

Lambrook School near Ascot, Berkshire
Lambrook School, near Ascot, is where all three of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children now attend. (Lambrook School)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: (L-R) Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 05, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
George, Charlotte and Louis were last seen in public together in June during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London. (Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge pose for a photograph as they visit Sportsid House at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on August 02, 2022 in Birmingham, England. The Duchess became the Patron of SportsAid in 2013, Team England Futures programme is a partnership between SportsAid, Sport England and Commonwealth Games England which will see around 1,000 talented young athletes and aspiring support staff given the opportunity to attend the Games and take a first-hand look behind-the-scenes. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Over the past year, George and Charlotte have joined their parents on a couple of official engagements including Charlotte's visit to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in August. (Getty Images)

On its website, Lambrook states it is a "thriving independent school which is home to 620 boys and girls".

The school, set in 52 acres of countryside, opened in 1860 and says it's proud of its "high academic standards, excellent facilities and sporting provision".

Pupils have access to a 25-metre swimming pool, hard Courts, a performing arts studio, sports hall and dance studio. There's also a nine hole golf course.

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As you might expect, attendance isn't cheap. The pre-preparatory school starts at £2,195 per term, for morning sessions at nursery and rises to £4,389 per term for full-time nursery places, reception, year 1 and year 2.

Meanwhile the preparatory school costs from £6,448 for years 3 and 4 and increases to £6,999 for years 5-8.

Using the 2021/22 term fees as a guide - and assuming the fees have risen this school year - the Cambridges will be paying in excess of £51,855 a year for their three children to attend.

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