News Prince George Isn't Allowed to Have a Best Friend at School By Olivia Bahou Olivia Bahou Facebook Olivia Solomon is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and pop culture. She was previously the Assistant Digital Editor for InStyle, and her work has appeared in many national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on September 12, 2017 @ 12:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Since starting school at Thomas’s Battersea on Thursday, Prince George has, for all intents and purposes, become a normal pupil, even going by the name George Cambridge with his classmates. But there’s one rite of passage for school children that the 4-year-old royal won’t be allowed: He can’t have a best friend. But the policy (which isn't written in stone) isn’t specific to just George—in fact, it applies to his fellow pupils as well. According to Loose Women panelist Jane Moore, the prep school discourages children from singling out just one best friend. “There are signs everywhere saying, ‘Be kind,’ that’s the ethos of the school. They don’t encourage you to have best friends,” she said, according to the New York Post. RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty “There’s a policy that if your child is having a party, unless every child in the class is invited you don’t give out the invites in class, which I think is quite a good thing as you don’t feel excluded.” George isn’t the only one meant to feel included. “It’s a school that really expects parental involvement. The parents are very heavily involved in the school so they [Kate Middleton and Prince William] will be as well,” she added. KENSINGTON PALACE/TWITTER Kate Middleton Was "Desperately Sad" to Miss Prince George's First Day of School It will certainly make for some interesting parent-teacher nights.