Kate Middleton and Prince William to open part of Kensington Palace for schoolkids to learn about the Royal Family – The Sun
WILLS and Kate are to open part of their home for schoolchildren to learn about the Royal Family.
Plans have been submitted to build a two-storey education centre at Kensington Palace.
It will be an extension to Grade I-listed Queen Anne’s Orangery and a new garden will link the 323-year-old building to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s West London home.
A royal source said: “Wills and Kate want to be able to teach younger children about the monarchy, and with this project are trying to give a positive message."
“Education is a very important thing and this will be the perfect backdrop for students to learn.”
Historic Royal Palaces, an independent charity managing the buildings, said the Orangery Learning Centre would further a “history where it happened” initiative which teaches how the monarchy has changed and evolved over the past 1,000 years.
But Graham Smith, of anti-monarchist campaign group Republic, claimed the project would be “more PR than education” and said he feared that anything taught would be “sugar-coated” when it should be “warts and all”.
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