According to Daily Mail, there is a possibility that Prince William and Kate Middleton will break a royal tradition after Prince George leaves prep school at Thomas’s Battersea in London. Prince George now goes to an all-boys school, but he might become the first royal to attend a mixed-gender school a couple of years from now. Prince George might attend Brighton College in the future as figures from 2017 show that it’s a popular school for students who finished at Thomas’s Battersea.
According to Brighton College’s headmaster, it would be “groundbreaking” if the parents decide Prince George to continue his education in their institution’s school grounds.
The headmaster of the school believes that mixed gender schools prepare their students better for a world where men and women are treated equally.
He thinks that this approach to education reflects the “feeling of modern parents who feel increasingly strongly that segregating their sons from their daughters is unnatural and not obvious preparation for a world where women and men are equal partners at work.”
Prince George started his primary education in early September accompanied by his father Prince William. Not long ago his first day at school, a news about Kate’s third pregnancy was announced. And unfortunately, Kate Middleton couldn’t come with them.
Prince William was taken to his first day of school at Wetherby by his mum, Princess Diana, in January 1987 pic.twitter.com/aE5M2wSrvf
— BBC Newsbeat (@BBCNewsbeat) September 7, 2017
Everyone thought that Prince George will be educated at Wetherby, like Prince William and Prince Harry. However, he broke the royal mold when he started school at Thomas’s Battersea in London. Reportedly, the co-ed private school costs over £6,000 for a single term. Students start school at 4-years-old and finish at the age of 11 or 13. Thomas’s Battersea is just a 30-minute drive away from Kensington Palace.
What do you think about Prince George attending a mixed-gender school? Is it a better option?