It is a very dark affair that upsets the British royal family. It’s been a few days since the former school of Prince George and Princess Charlotte has been spilling ink. And this, for a terrible reason… Matthew Smith, pastoral assistant to Thomas Battersea, has just appeared for “ sexual offenses against minors “, reports Madame Figaro. According to information from our colleagues, the 34-year-old man pleaded guilty to ” dissemination of indecent images “, but also for sexual exploitation of minors. Charges which, fortunately, do not seem to concern the students of the prestigious London school.
Since his promotion, Matthew Smith would not have had the opportunity to meet the children of Kate Middleton and prince william who would have left the establishment before his arrival. Recall that George and Charlotte are now educated at Lambrook School because of the family’s move to Adelaide Cottage, near Windsor Castle.
But if the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales are no longer part of Thomas Battersea, the news would still have caused a lot of noise within the royal family. The school, for its part, wanted to express itself through a press release after these terrible revelations. ” We do not for a minute underestimate the shocking and deeply concerning nature of this news. We are currently focusing on our students, parents and colleagues, who are a top priority for us.”
“Criminal proceedings are in progress”
And to add: As criminal proceedings are pending, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time other than to say that there is no suggestion that the offenses are related to Mr. Smith’s employment with Thomas or to current or former students of the school “. We also learn that Matthew Smith has reportedly been fired and a trial will be held soon at Southwark Crown Court in London.