Like father, like son! Prince George could be following in Prince William's footsteps, as the two heirs were spotting touring William's alma mater Eaton College. George, William and Kate Middleton might appear to be planning ahead, but reports claimed prospective students have to apply at least three years in advance to secure a seat for year 9 once the future king turns 13.
Eton is a boarding school both William and his brother, Prince Harry, attended, but it will take several years before George could wear the coveted uniform. The academic institution celebrates its history of advancing the education of young boys.
"Eton College is a charity for the advancement of education. At its heart sits an independent boys' boarding school which leads a dynamic range of educational activities and an expanding network of educational partnerships," the school's mission statement reads. "The charity’s primary purpose, determined from its Christian foundation in 1440, is to draw out the best of young people’s talents and to enable them to flourish and make a positive impact on others through the course of a healthy, happy and fulfilling life."
Although it hasn't been confirmed if the 9-year-old will matriculate into Eaton, it would differ from the Prince and Princess of Wales' desire to model their home around Kate's childhood instead of William's. The Royal Observer previously reported the Wales relocated to Kate's hometown of Berkshire to give their three youngsters a regular life.
"I think what we've seen for some time now is that the model William and Kate are essentially using as a family is the Middleton way," expert Duncan Larcombe said on True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat. "It’s that strong family; brothers, sisters, everyone. And it is a tight unit."
"William has curated George's appearances in a completely different way from the way his mother and father curated his," Richard Kay noted. "William and Harry, particularly William, were thrust from a very young age center stage. William has taken a different view, he wants to protect [his children] for as long as possible, give them some semblance of a normal childhood."
George's tour was reported by The Sun.