Outgoing Princess Charlotte will miss George if he leaves London this year

Princess Charlotte "will miss" her older brother Prince George if he leaves London this year, royal experts have said.

With George set to celebrate his eighth birthday later this month, his parents Prince William and Kate Middleton have reportedly been deciding whether to have him move schools.

One option said to be under discussion is whether or not to have him follow in his dad's footsteps and move to Ludgrove School in Berkshire, which is a boarding school.

Charlotte and George currently both attend Thomas's School in Battersea, which educates 600 boys and girls between the ages of four and 13, while youngest brother Louis goes to London's Willcocks Nursery School.

While Charlotte may miss George if he does change schools, her outgoing nature will ultimately ensure she handles the change in good spirits, a royal expert has said.

Gertrude Daly, who runs the Gerts Royals blog, told the Daily Star Charlotte "seems like a very independent child", although she will of course miss her brother not being around.

Ms Daly said: "Princess Charlotte will of course miss her big brother, as any child would. But she will be fine when Prince George heads off to boarding school. She seems like a very independent child. Something she would have been taught at a young age with her Montessori education.

"She has never seemed to be clinging to her older brother on the rare glimpses we have seen the Cambridge Children. In fact, she is often the more outgoing Cambridge kid, leading the way.

"Princess Charlotte will have her friend, little brother, parents, nanny. She will do fine. (But of course miss him).

"William and Kate have tried to give all of their kids individual attention. So, they have experience doing things without their other siblings. Whether it is an outing with Mummy or daddy. Or a solo trip to Granny Middleton’s for the weekend.

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"I would probably be more concerned about Prince George and how he would cope being away from his safety net. Being in with new students who haven’t grown up with a Prince as a classmate and who are used to see Prince George & the Cambridge Family on the news."

Brittani Barger, Deputy Editor of Royal Central, a US website focused on news about the monarchy, agrees that "little leader" Charlotte will be fine without her older brother around.

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She told the Daily Star: "We have had no confirmation that Prince George is going to switchschools, so right now that's just a rumor.

"However, if he was to switch schools, I don't think it would bother Princess Charlotte.

"She's very independent and outgoing, so I don't think she needs her brother beside her.

"She may miss not seeing him at school, but she's not going to be upset that she's alone, I don't think. From what we've seen, she's a little leader so I think she will be fine."

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