£18k school menu
As thousands of children return to school this week, Prince George will be toddling off to learn and make friends at his new £18ka-year London prep school.
But while most of us have mixed memories of tucking in to school dinners – love them or loathe them – one thing most of us can agree on is the food was nothing like what will be served to George and his fellow pupils.
Whether the young royal is likely to have school dinners or take a packed lunch remains to be seen, but with a taste-bud tickling sample menu, served on a three-week cycle, offering a protein main including salmon, lamb, BBQ pork, or a veggie option such as freshly baked courgette, halloumi and beetroot layer slice, school dinners will be hard to resist – even with the most amazing cartoon character lunchbox.
Forget saying ‘just peas, please’, the vegetables on offer include baby corn, mangetout, cucumber and carrot batons, plus carbs including cous cous and quinoa. But fear not, there’s the usual old school favourites, like freshly prepared BBQ pork strips (aka pork sausages), deep fried spicy spirals (aka curly fries) and the classic jam and coconut sponge pudding with organic custard.
And if choosing what to eat wasn’t enough to make the prince spoilt for choice, he’s going to receive a well-rounded education, including lessons on understanding the world, following in the footsteps of celebrity alumni like model and actress Cara Delevingne and singer Florence Welch.
At playtime, George will be able to view the world around him from the rooftop playground or run around on the one-acre playground with Astroturf. And when it comes to creative learning, the prince can show off his dancing skills in the ballet room, experiment in the science labs or make his mum and dad – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – or indeed the rest of the royals, some crockery in the pottery room, while keeping up with his studies in the two libraries. This school is certainly fit for a prince…