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Duchess faces up to life as a school-run mum

By Catherine Wylie

The Duchess of Cambridge has joked with parents she will see them "at the school gates" when Prince George starts his education in September.

Kate was chatting to guests at the 2017 Portrait Gala in the National Portrait Gallery in London.

It was announced last week that the young prince would attend Thomas's Battersea School from September. As she toured the gallery, Kate met parents from the school and told them there was a good chance she would see them there in future. She spoke with Richard Found, who runs an architecture and design practice, and his wife Jane Suitor, an art consultant and collector, and they told the Duchess it was a "great school".

Mr Found said: "We were chatting about Thomas's, the school that George will be going to.

"She just said, 'I may see you at the school gates'."

Day fees cost £6,110, according to last year's Tatler Schools Guide.

George will be four years old when he starts at the private co-educational day school, which proudly states its most important rule is to "be kind".

The Duchess, who has been patron of the gallery since 2012, dazzled in a full length lace green gown by Temperley, and hailed the "amazing" work on display.

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