Prince George and Princess Charlotte to be taught at home

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are to be homeschooled amid the coronavirus pandemic as their school is switching to remote learning.

FILE: Britain's Prince George arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea with his father Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Picture: @KensingtonRoyal/Twitter

LONDON - Prince George and Princess Charlotte are to be homeschooled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The two children - who are the oldest kids of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - will be switching to "remote learning" for the foreseeable future as Thomas's in Battersea, south London, are encouraging parents to take children out of classes by the end of the week as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of the disease.

A spokesperson for Thomas's London Day Schools - which has four sites in the city - told _The Sun _online: "Due to the increasing numbers of children and staff being absent from school due to the coronavirus situation, Thomas's London Day Schools have decided to move to remote learning from Friday 20 March.

"From this date, the curriculum will be taught through online learning platforms and we have asked parents to keep their children at home and to access their lessons through this system.

"This will ensure that children have continuity of learning when they are unable to attend school."

However, the educational facility - which charges £19,000 a year - will be keeping its doors open until the Easter holidays for those families who are not able to look after their kids during working hours.

The spokesperson continued: "In cases where families are not in a position to keep their children at home (such as those who are 'front line staff' in the medical profession, for example), the school will remain physically open until the last day of term, Thursday, 26th March.

"We appreciate the support of our school community as we continue to provide the best possible solution for our pupils during these challenging times."

Prince George, six, is in his second year at the school, while his four-year-old sister started Reception in September last year.