In July, there was a buzz among royal watchers when Kate Middleton and Prince William were seen visiting Eton College, potentially considering it a boarding school option for their eldest son, Prince George. At the age of 10, Prince George currently attends Lambrook School, alongside his younger sister, Princess Charlotte, and brother, Prince Louis.
The idea of Prince George attending an all-boys boarding school as he nears his teenage years has sparked discussion among royalty enthusiasts. Some have expressed mixed feelings about members of the royal family sending their children to boarding school. Royal expert Jennie Bond, in an interview with Ok! Magazine, noted that while this may be a traditional choice, it could also be seen as a bit “sad.” She praised Kate and William’s parenting style, describing it as “practical”.
The decision to send Prince George to Eton College would align with a longstanding tradition within the Royal Family. Prince William and Prince Harry attended the same institution during their studies.
On boarding schools, some Reddit users have speculated about the differences in educational practices between countries. A user wondered if it was more common in the UK to send children to boarding schools, expressing reluctance to take their children away from home for long periods of time. Another user pointed out that keeping Prince George at home could deprive him of a shared experience with his future peers, potentially making him appear more protected.
There has also been talk of Prince George possibly attending Eton College as a day student, given its proximity to the Windsor Castle estate where the family currently resides. This approach could break with tradition and allow Prince George to stay closer to home while continuing his studies.