Prince George's Teacher Is Engaged to Prince William's Friend & We Have Questions

Brenda Watkins
June 24, 2019

Wedding bells will soon be ringing for a close friend of Prince William's.

Last week, Thomas proposed to Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe, the assistant headteacher at Thomas's Battersea, the school Prince George has attended since 2017.

After Henry's sudden death, the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund was set up in his honor.

Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe teaches outdoor learning and mindfulness at one of the four Thomas's schools in London, where Princess Charlotte will begin in September. In fact, von Straubenzee is the godfather to George's sister, little Princess Charlotte, and it's said that Charlie von Straubenzee is expected to be named the godfather to baby Archie, Prince Harry's son with Meghan Markle, at his July christening.

When Prince William went to New Zealand in 2005 for his first tour overseas, Thomas was with him on the Queen's suggestion.

Charlie and Thomas both went to Ludgrove School in Berkshire with the Princes, and were ushers at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding last May. And while it's unclear how the pair met, reporter Roya Nikkhah says "nobody would be surprised if Prince William or his wife, Kate, were involved" in the matchmaking process.

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Prince William will be an usher at the wedding and might even give a speech.

Thomas is a good friend of Prince William's and is godfather to Princess Charlotte while his brother Charlie is also friends with Prince Harry. It certainly seems that way, as it's been announced that the young Prince George's teacher is engaged to Prince William's friend. "It's a serious relationship", one of the couple's friends had said in April.

Thomas, 36, heads the private office of the estate agent Knight Frank.

This year, they have another special role.

Her father is a barrister and her brother, Arthur, is an Olympic pentathlete.

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