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Jennifer Newton

Kate Middleton's awkward error while shopping for school shoes with George and Charlotte

The back to school countdown is now on - and it is especially exciting for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The royal kids will all be starting at their new school Lambrook in the coming weeks following the Cambridge family's house move from London to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor. And there's no doubt that as a hands-on mum, the Duchess of Cambridge will be doing everything she can to kit them out in their new uniforms and buy them all of the equipment they'll need. However, one of the most dreaded shopping trips at this time for parents and children alike is going to buy new school shoes.

Prince William and Kate Middleton with Prince George and Princess Charlotte (

And it appears that when Kate previously went to get George and Charlotte fitted for new school footwear, it wasn't all plain sailing - and she made one common mistake.

In 2018, she was spotted with her two eldest children in tow shopping at the Peter Jones department store in London.

And a source told Hello! that Kate forgot to take socks for George and Charlotte to wear when they were trying on their new shoes.

William and Kate take George and Charlotte to school (Getty Images)

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The youngsters were wearing their summer sandals when they went to pick out their new shoes. So like many mums before her, Kate had to borrow socks from the store.

George and Charlotte have both been attending Thomas’s School Battersea for the last few years, with Louis at Wilcocks Nursery School in South Kensington.

George, Charlotte and Louis are starting at a new school in the next few weeks (KENSINGTON PALACE/AFP via Getty)

When they start at Lambrook in a few weeks time, they will be able to enjoy facilities such as the school’s own orchard, woodland, a nine-hole golf course, a 25-metre swimming pool, as well as a cricket pitch. Pupils can even try their hand at polo.

Lambrook school is a day and boarding school for boys and girls aged from three to 13 years. The Cambridge children will be day pupils for now.

The school stated on its website that it's "keen to encourage children to develop their interests and explore things that they are passionate about".

Kensington Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today announced that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will attend Lambrook School in Berkshire from September 2022.

"Their Royal Highnesses are hugely grateful to Thomas's Battersea where George and Charlotte have had a happy start to their education since 2017 and 2019 respectively and are pleased to have found a school for all three of their children which shares a similar ethos and values to Thomas's."

William and Kate will be spending in excess of £53,000 a year on their children's private education.

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