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Michael Jackson`s children to go to school for first time

London: Their father had made sure that their faces were covered with masks every time they stepped out in public but nearly a year after the death of `King of Pop` Michael Jackson, his three children are getting ready to attend school for the first time.

Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, 8, now live with their grandmother and guardian Katherine Jackson who wants to give them a more conventional upbringing, reported Daily Mail online.

Until now, they have been taught at home, in keeping with their father`s policy.

"They don`t have friends. They don`t go to school. They have private lessons at home. They`ll be going to a private school in September for the first time," said Katherine.

The 80-year-old has been looking after the three children, after the `Thriller` hitmaker died of a suspected heart attack on June 25 last year at his Los Angeles home.

She laughs at the idea that the children could ever have a wholly normal life, but says they have a healthy routine of daily schoolwork, karate and swimming.

The three children have been deeply affected by the sudden death of their father, she said adding that Paris has created a shrine to him in her bedroom.

"I wanted to hang pictures of flowers or ballerinas, like I would expect a girl would. But she went into the closet and she brought out seven or eight pictures of Michael and said, `No, I want Daddy`s photo in my room. I always want to see him`," said Katherine.

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