Prince William Is 'Quite Keen That Any Child He Had Wouldn't Be Packed Off To Boarding School,' Expert Says
It looks like Prince George will be staying local!
According to OK! magazine, Kate Middleton and Prince William have been looking around Berkshire for homes and schools, but it looks like the young tot will not attend boarding school at the Ludgrove School, like his father and uncle Prince Harry did.
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"It's my understanding for some time, possibly even before George was even born, that William was quite keen that any child he had wouldn't be packed off to boarding school," royal author Duncan Larcombe said. "Eton for William and Harry wasn't an unhappy time, apart from the fact it was when their mother died, which means William doesn't blame the school or the experience of boarding."
The expert added, "But he's never intended to have his kids as full-time boarders and if George does go to a school that offers it, he'll likely be a day boarder."
George — who turns 8 on July 22 — currently attends Thomas's Battersea Prep School in the U.K., and it looks like William and Kate aren't ready to have their eldest leave the house.
"Kate and William are modern parents and will weigh up the schooling decision very carefully," royal insider Ingrid Seward explained. "I think they’ll wait to see how the children’s personalities develop, and take into consideration whether or not they would be happy to live away from home."
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"We’re used to seeing the royals breaking with tradition these days so it won’t be a huge shock if they do things their way. I think William and Kate’s view will be, if the children are happy in their school, why change things," she continued. "If I was Kate though, I’d feel more secure if George, as heir to the throne, was tucked away at boarding school. He’ll have more freedom there and he’ll be very protected from any outside dangers."