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Prince George might be a small boy now –but as the future King of England following his grandfather, Prince Charles, and his father, Prince William a lot is riding on his education. Typically the royal family chooses to educate the little royals at preparatory schools where they live at home. Then, as they enter their middle school and teen years, royals have gone to same-sex boarding schools before heading off to university. Could boarding school be in Prince George’s future?

Prince George starting school in 2017
Prince George starting school in 2017 | Kensington Palace via Instagram

Which school does Prince George attend?

If Prince George does attend boarding school when he gets older –he’s going to extremely prepared for the rigorous academics and extracurriculars. The little prince attends Thomas’s Battersea — a private Christian school that cost, $24,000 a year. It has been called, “the best English education money can buy.”

Thomas’s Battersea accepts pupils from all backgrounds, and they have a slew of extracurricular activities including ballet, drama, LEGOS, fencing, among others. The school’s motto is “Be Kind.” At school, the prince’s friends call him George Cambridge which is just beyond adorable.

Will Prince George attend boarding school?

It should be noted that Thomas’s Battersea is a feeder for the mixed-sex Brighton College, a boarding and day school that takes kids from the ages of 11 to18.  Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told, “As a child develops certain characteristics come to the fore and they will want to make sure George is happy, that is the really important aspect. Alongside that is security and, if it is not going to be a boarding school, there will be the matter of convenience so commuting will have to be feasible.”

Prince George on his first day of nursery school
Prince George on his first day of nursery school | Kensington Palace via Instagram

What boarding school did Prince William attend?

Prince William attended two boarding schools when he was growing up. The first was Ludgrove School near Wokingham, Berkshire for boys age 8 to 13. The future King of England excelled at Ludgrove playing football, swimming, basketball, clay pigeon shooting, and cross country running.

He then went on to Eton College — an elite independent boarding school for boys ages 13 to 18. Prince William studied Geography, Biology, and History of Art at Eton and he also played football and water polo. This was the same school where Princess Diana’s father and brother were educated. Prince Harry also went to Eton.

Did Duchess Kate Middleton go to boarding school?

If Prince George does attend boarding school, he will be following in the footsteps of both his parents. His mom, Duchess Kate Middleton attended boarding school as a teenager and sadly, she had to transfer from her first school because she was a victim of bullying.

When Kate Middleton was 14, her parents Caroline and Michael Middleton enrolled her in Downe House School. It’s a prestigious all-girls boarding school is for girls aged 11 to 18. The duchess was forced to leave the school after just one semester.  Former Downe House classmate Jessica Hay explained, “She was picked on because she was perfect, well turned-out and lovely.”  The bullying left Kate “emotional wreck.” The stress of it all was so severe on the young teen developed a terrible eczema outbreak.

Prince George's official 4th birthday photo
Prince George’s official 4th birthday photo | Kensington Palace via Instagram

Middleton left Downe and transferred to Marlborough College, a co-ed boarding school in Wiltshire, England. Though she was shy at first, Middleton loved her new school, In fact, she has such fond memories that she and Prince William are considering the boarding school for their kids when the time comes.

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