Prince George's School Lunches Are Ridiculously Fancy

Prince George of Cambridge lives a pretty fancy-schmancy life; he is in the British royal family after all. You can correctly guess that Prince William and Kate Middleton don't hand him a brown paper bag with Lunchables, an apple, and a juice box for lunch. Oh, no, his midday meal is far more refined.

Prince George currently attends Thomas's Battersea in London, a prep school that reportedly costs $23,000 in tuition per year (via So Yummy). Between activities like karate, art, gardening, and swimming, the 8-year-old prince enjoys a delicious lunch fit for kings. As per the school's website, a team of chefs prepares the students a "wholesome, nutritious, and balanced meal each day" and can even make something to please a picky eater.

The kitchen offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options and aims to minimize the children's salt and sugar intake. It's equipped to accommodate allergies and religious requirements and also regularly exposes students to international cuisines. The kids can even make their culinary likes and dislikes known to the chefs.

Prince George's world-class lunches are seasonal and nutritious

According to Thomas's Battersea's website, a typical student lunch can be anything from chicken and chorizo jambalaya or pepper-crusted salmon with garlic chickpeas to lentil and carrot soup with a side of garlic dough balls. The school's general catering manager (yes, they have one) Mark Newman said that he and his team meet consistently to come up with a menu that prioritizes "healthy cooking, full flavor, and presentation," People reports. The seasonal lunches follow a three-week cycle that includes lighter meals on warmer days and heartier dishes during colder weather.

On any given school day, Prince George might dine on Mediterranean couscous and quinoa, cod fillet, ratatouille, tomato and avocado bruschetta, and other meals that you could easily picture being served at a high-end restaurant. The school also has a fresh salad bar every day, plus dessert, like oatmeal raisin cookies, fruit milkshakes, and custard tarts. Makes you look back a little differently on the sloppy joes and fish sticks of your youth.