George and Charlotte will have school lessons at home amid coronavirus fears

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will reportedly be taught at home after their school encouraged parents to keep kids at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The young royals' school, Thomas's in Battersea, said that due to an increased number of pupils and staff being off due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it will move to remote learning.

The measure – which will begin on Friday – is precautionary and no one has tested positive for the disease.

A spokesperson for Thomas’s London Day Schools told The Sun: "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."

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The statement said that if families are not able to keep their children at home, for example due to their own work commitments, the school will stay physically open until the last day of term, March 26.

They said they appreciate the support from the school community and are continuing to try and provide the best possible solution for their students during this tough time.

Princess Charlotte joined her brother at the school back in September.

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