Prince George’s teacher is all set to get married to Prince William’s best friend, and he might have set them up himself!
The Sunday Times has reported that O’Keeffe is engaged to be married to Thomas van Straubenzee. The latter is Princess Charlotte’s godfather and one of Prince William’s closest friends. He proposed to O’Keeffe last week.
Lucy Lanigan-O’Keeffe is the assistant head teacher at Thomas’ Battersea School in southwest London. The school made headlines for not allowing best friends. Instead, they encourage overall kindess. They have a rule that everyone must invite everyone to their birthdays.
5 year old Prince George is a student at that school. Images of Prince William dropping his son off at school went viral in 2017. Sources say that Prince George is very happy at his school. One said, “George is really happy at school. His nickname is P.G. He’s very popular and has lots of friends, and there’s very little fuss made about who he is.”
Straubenzee and his brother Charlie attended the same school as Prince William and Prince Harry. Charlie will be a godfather to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, Achie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Thomas and Charlie’s younger brother Henry also attended the same school. However, he died in a car crash in 2002.
Reporter Roya Nikkah Prince William or Kate Middleton were probably involved in setting up Thomas and Lucy. Prince Charles is very involved in George’s school. He also works out with the mothers according to reports.
A source told Insider, “Either William or Kate do drop off, and they are always very friendly. William particularly loves to have a chat with some of the other parents and he works out with some of the mums at the Harbour Club after drop off. He’s very chatty and amiable.”
The only thing that is unknown about the wedding so far is that Prince William will be the usher. Princess Charlotte is expected to be a bridesmaid because she is Thomas’ goddaughter. Also, Prince George and Prince Louis will probably be involved in the wedding.
Straubenzee has been married once before. This is his second wedding. In 2013, he married Lady Melissa Percy. However, the two divorced just three years later. Prince William and Harry were both ushers the first time around.
Congratulations to Thomas and Lucy!