The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be homeschooled as a precautionary measure to protect them from Covid-19.
Parents were asked to remove their children from Thomas's Battersea, the school which the royal duo attend, on Wednesday a statement by the school confirmed.
George, six, and Charlotte, four, will move to "remote learning" and continue their lessons using online resources however other students whose parents aren't able to look after them during the day will continue to attend class until the end of term on March 26.
"In cases where families are not in a position to keep their children at home (such as those who are 'front line staff' in the medical profession, for example), the school will remain physically open until the last day of term, Thursday, 26 March," the statement from the school said.
"We appreciate the support of our school community as we continue to provide the best possible solution for our pupils during these challenging times."
At the end of February, there had been a Covid-19 scare at the royal's school after several students returned from a school trip in northern Italy and displayed flu-like symptoms on their return.
Thomas's Battersea's measures fall in line with schools across the UK who are closing their doors as the cases across UK continue to soar with the government admitting the virus is spreading more quickly than anticipated.
Buckingham Palace has taken a precautionary measure for the Queen's safety with the 93-year-old monarch travelling to Windsor Castle for her Easter break one week earlier than planned where she is likely to stay for the foreseeable future with all scheduled engagements under review on a case-by-case basis.
At the time of writing New Zealand has 20 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with no community transmission yet confirmed.
Four-year-old Charlotte started at Thomas's Battersea in September last year following in the footsteps of her older brother George who started in 2017.
The $34,300-a-year school is just a stone's throw away from Kensington Palace and schools boys and girls between the ages of four and 13.
The school places high importance on kindness and empathy, with one of the school's core values being kindness.
"We expect pupils at Thomas's to be kind, to be good friends to those around them, always on the lookout for those in need of a word of encouragement or a listening ear," the school's website explains.
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