Thomas’s BatterseaSex crimes have rocked Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s school
A former school for Welsh children is embroiled in a serious scandal. The teacher faces charges of child abuse and child pornography.
When it comes to education, only the best is good enough for heirs to the British throne. Sent for this reason Prince William and Princess Kate her two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will attend Thomas’s Battersea School in London until early summer 2022. But the elite school, which costs more than £20,000 a year, is currently in the headlines for a sex crime.
According to “Daily Mail», Matthew Smith, one of the former lecturers of the prestigious educational institution, faces charges at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The 34-year-old man is accused of sexual abuse and the production and distribution of child pornography. Smith is said to have already confessed during the trial, as the British newspaper continues – and makes it clear: a former teacher burden The acts committed will not involve any pupils at Thomas’s Battersea.
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“We are deeply shocked”
Smith had only been at the elite facility for a few months, but the school only recently became aware of the educator’s investigation. In an email sent to concerned parents, Thomas’s Battersea officials said Smith’s role had been terminated immediately following his guilty plea and he was no longer a member of the faculty.
“We are deeply shocked and concerned by this news. Our focus now is on our students, parents and colleagues,” principals Tobyn Thomas and Ben Thomas said in a statement. Age-appropriate conversation offers will be made for school children’s queries, it said.
George and Charlotte studied at the school from 2017 to 2022
From 2017 and 2019 until the summer of 2022, Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended the renowned London school. The two left the facility just a few months ago and moved for a reason moving to Windsor in September to Lambrook School in Berkshire.
In a statement, the British royal family thanked the school, saying: “Her Royal Highnesses are very grateful to Thomas’s Battersea, where George and Charlotte have had a happy start to their education since 2017 and 2019, and are happy for all three of them. the children have found a school that shares a similar ethos and values to Thomas’.”
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