Prince George was pictured visiting Eton College with his parents Kate Middleton and Prince William. The Prince and Princess of Wales were spotted yesterday touring the campus with their eldest son, who turns 10 next month. It’s possible that in three years, the young prince will attend the all boys school, which is located near Windsor Castle.
Prince George currently attends Lambrook Primary School, along with his younger siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Lambrook, however, only teaches students until age 13.
Eton, a boarding school, is for boys ages 13 through 18, and for 2026 entry, students need to be registered by this June, which is perhaps what the Waleses were doing yesterday.
When Prince William enrolled in Eton in 1995, he became the first senior royal to attend the school in Berkshire, England. Both his father, King Charles, and grandfather, Prince Philip, attended Gordonstoun, a boarding school in Scotland, but his maternal uncle and grandfather attended Eton.
Other royals had attended Eton, including Queen Elizabeth’s first cousins Prince Edward, Prince Richard, and Prince Michael.
Prince William was 13 years old when he began Eton, and his younger brother Prince Harry followed him three years later, enrolling in 1998.
In his memoir, Spare, Harry calls enrolling at Eton “a profound shock.” He writes the school was “heaven for brilliant boys, it could thus only be purgatory for one very unbrilliant boy.” Harry also writes that William pretended not to know him at school.
“For the last two years, [William] explained, Eton had been his sanctuary. No kid brother tagging along, pestering him with questions, pushing up on his social circle. He was forging his own life, and he wasn’t willing to give that up.”
Prince William graduated from Eton in 2000, took a gap year, then enrolled at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. There, he met Kate Middleton. And the rest, they say, is history.