We’ve all seen the photos of Prince William and Kate’s small children attending nursery school for the first time in London. Prince George wearing royally-mandated shorts and Princess Charlotte in a neat pinafore looked (appropriately) like they’d just leapt off the pages of A Little Princess. But Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s 2-year-old son Archie appears to be getting a much more California-style education. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly sending Archie to a nursery-school that teaches things like “emotional literacy,” mindfulness, and sustainability.
Archie’s school is presumably less traditional than the exclusive Thomas’s Battersea attended by his royal cousins across the pond, and, according to The Mirror, is even less by-the-book than nearby California PreKs where other celebrities commonly send their kids.
William and Kate may be bucking tradition by not forcing Prince George to go to boarding school as they did (unless he wants to)—but the Cambridges have a long way to go before they reach Sussex-level royalty trailblazing.
It can’t be easy to keep life low-key when your parents are two of the most famous people on Planet Earth. But for the moment at least, 2-year-old Archie has been able to keep a low-profile at his California preschool. A parent at the school told The Mirror that none of the other kids even know (or care) that Archie is a member of the British royal family. “They don’t know his…