Prince George's school friends vetted before play dates
The royal family aren't taking any chances
Prince George returned for his second year at Thomas's Battersea last week, accompanied by his sister Princess Charlotte who began her first year at the school.
And while most wouldn't be surprised that security surrounding the prince is high, it has now been reported that friends of the popular young royal have found themselves the subject of checks if they want to be invited to Kensington Palace to play dates with with the third in line to the throne.
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A royal insider has revealed to The Sun that while some of George's friends have accepted invitations to play with the prince, they've also found the dates take a little more planning that usual as everyone who visits the Palace has to be vetted first.
“It is wonderful for them – and their parents – to go to such a beautiful and historic palace and have the run of the place," the insider told the publication.
“But it does involve a bit more planning than a normal play date, as everyone visiting the palace has to be security vetted.”
Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive for the first day of term at Thomas's Battersea last week
The source added that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “delighted” that George has settled in well to school and has forged friendships with his classmates.
Charlotte joined her big brother at the school for the first time this year, with her mum Kate saying she was “very excited to join her big brother” for her first day of school.
Princess Charlotte was "excited" for her first day at school