Wil­liam talks of ‘in­ter­est­ing’ school week

Roy­als: Ar­rest near Ge­orge’ s class­room

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

The Duke of Cam­bridge ad­mit­ted his week has been “very in­ter­est­ing” as a woman ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of try­ing to break into Prince Ge­orge’s school was re­leased on bail.

The four-year-old prince, who started school last week, was back at Thomas’s Bat­tersea yes­ter­day morn­ing as his fa­ther toured the Ain­tree Univer­sity Hospi­tal in Liver­pool at the start of a day of en­gage­ments in Mersey­side.

Speak­ing to pa­tient Pa­gan Tor­den­grav, 55, Wil­liam said the Duchess of Cam­bridge was do­ing “very well”, adding: “And Ge­orge is at school.

“It’s been a very in­ter­est­ing week.”

A 40-year-old woman al­legedly tried to get inside Thomas’s Bat­tersea, south Lon­don, on Tues­day but was re­port­edly de­tained by un­der­cover po­lice of­fi­cers in a square just 100 yards from the school.

Scot­land Yard said: “Po­lice are part of the pro­tec­tive se­cu­rity ar­range­ments for the prince and we will con­tinue to work closely with the school, which is re­spon­si­ble for build­ing se­cu­rity on its site.”

De­scrib­ing the woman’s ar­rest one wit­ness, who was sit­ting in a nearby restau­rant, said: “She was just sit­ting there re­ally qui­etly with two men in or­di­nary clothes ei­ther side of her.

“She was com­pletely calm and pas­sive. She was com­pletely un­fazed.”

Ge­orge was driven into school through a side en­trance yes­ter­day morn­ing by two mem­bers of staff.

Sev­eral plain-clothed of­fi­cers have been spot­ted in the area sur­round­ing the fee-pay­ing school, where se­cu­rity is be­ing re­viewed fol­low­ing the scare.

The in­ci­dent came less than a week af­ter Ge­orge’s first day on Septem­ber 7.

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