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London police: Woman arrested near Prince George's school

A 40-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary at Prince George's school.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary at Thomas’s Battersea school in London according to police – barely a week after Prince George started as a student there Time

Prince George arrives for his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea school in London on Sept. September 7, 2017.(Photo: Richard Pohle, AFP/Getty Images)

It's only the second week of class for 4-year-old Prince George and already someone is under arrest for allegedly breaking into his elite London primary school.

London police announced by tweet Wednesday that a 40-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary at Thomas's Battersea school in south London's Battersea neighborhood.

There was no indication from police that Prince George or anyone else at the school was threatened at any point.

London police arrested the woman, who was not identified per department policy, at 2:15 p.m. local time on Wednesday one day after "an individual gained access to its premises," according to the press release on the Metropolitan Police's website.

The woman was arrested "in the vicinity of the school" and was taken to a south London police station where she remains in custody.

"We are working with the school to review its security arrangements after the incident," the police statement said. "Police were alerted and officers attended immediately after the issue came to light."

Prince George, third in line to the throne and son of Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, started school last Thursday at Thomas's Battersea, a few miles across the Thames River from his family's home at Kensington Palace. 

The child is protected by royal bodyguards as well as London police, and the school itself also has security arrangements.

"We will continue to work closely with the school, which is responsible for building security on its site," the police statement said.

Kensington Palace officials declined to comment. School officials have not made any public comments on the incident.

It's Prince George's first day of school! The young royal started at London's Thomas's Battersea on Thursday.  RICHARD POHLE, AFP/Getty Images


Prince William and Prince George pose, looking cheery, at Kensington Palace just before they left for George's first day of school on Sept. 7, 2017. The official photo was released by Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge to mark the day.  Kensington Palace, Chris Jackson, Getty Images


Dad Prince William handled the drop-off and carried his son's backpack. Mom Duchess Kate unfortunately could not attend due to her ongoing severe morning sickness.  RICHARD POHLE, AFP/Getty Images


Prince William knows exactly how George must feel — he was in the same position three decades ago when cameras followed him and parents Princes Charles and Princess Diana to London's Weatherby School.  WPA Pool, Getty Images


Like most children starting school, he was probably a little cautious about his new surroundings.  WPA Pool, Getty Images


He met Helen Haslem, the head of Thomas's Battersea's lower (elementary) school, and politely shook her hand.  Richard Pohle, AP


He walked hand in hand with his dad and Haslem to his classroom.  WPA Pool, Getty Images


Have a great first day of school, Prince George!  WPA Pool, Getty Images


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