- Prince George and Princess Charlotte are in school
- They aren't addressed by their royal titles in class
- Instead, they have first and last names
As children in the Royal Family, Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 6, bear the titles "His/Her Royal Highness" and "Prince" and "Princess" respectively. However, the British press is certain that they are not addressed by their titles at school.
George and Charlotte: No royal titles at school
Far from royal protocol, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are addressed by the short and unobtrusive surname "Cambridge." This derives from the highest title of their father, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Media such as Hello! say that the children of Duchess Kate and Prince William are simply called George Cambridge and Charlotte Cambridge. The surname is meant to attract less attention.
Shortly after the marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the British royal surname actually became Mountbatten-Windsor.
Windsor has been the official royal household since 1917 and Mountbatten is the English version of the German name Battenberg, which Prince Philip brought to the Royal Family.
When George and Charlotte are addressed without peerage, their names are George Alexander Louis Mountbatten-Windsor and Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
But, at school, the young Prince and Princess of Cambridge use the name from their father's dukedom.