The security measures kids have to go through for a play date with Prince George

The six-year-old has a lot of friends - but there's a catch!
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He may be the third in line to the British throne, but Prince George is just like any other six year old.

A talented soccer player and in his third year of school, the young prince is also popular among classmates at Thomas’ Battersea in London.

And just like other children across the globe, Prince George is known to have play dates – but with the slight exception of his taking place at Kensington Palace.

While his friends, who mostly have “no royal blood at all” are invited to the coveted halls of his home, there are strict rules and strategic planning that must take place before the games can begin.

A royal insider told The Sun that “Kate and William are delighted that George is getting on so well at school and that he’s made friends and just like any normal child, he has invited a few of his mates on play dates.”

However, we’re quite certain not many other children live like the Cambridges!

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Prince George is popular among his classmates.

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“It is wonderful for them—and their parents—to go to such a beautiful and historic palace and have the run of the place,” a royal insider told The Sun.

“But it does involve a bit more planning than a normal play date, as everyone visiting the palace has to be security vetted.”

There’s already a special “vetting system” for members of the royal staff, which involves involvement from British Intelligence services, however, the actual security measures for outside visitors has not been revealed to the public.

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We last caught a glimpse of the young prince as he was fulfilling his big brotherly duties, accompanying sister Princess Charlotte on her first day of school.

To celebrate the milestone moment for the four-year-old royal, Duchess Catherine and Prince William shared the sweetest photo of the two children before they embarked on the school year.

In the image, both children are seen standing with their arms around each other and smiling proudly.

Both dressed in the prestigious London school’s smart navy and red uniform, we are frankly besotted with this new glimpse of the royal children – they’re growing up far too quickly!

The adorable royal siblings look excited to start the new school year. (Kensington Palace)

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The image was posted on Kate and William’s official Instagram account, Kensington Royal, with a statement reading: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a photograph of Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning.”

The caption explained: “The photo was taken shortly before Their Royal Highnesses left for Thomas’s Battersea.”

How adorable!

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