Kate and Williams first child might not be following in his father’s footsteps by attending the elite Eton College, as according to reports his parents want him to have a “less traditional” education.
Instead, the young Prince would be attending Marlborough College in Wiltshire. And instead of following his fathers footsteps he would be following his mothers, as she was a student at the same school. The fees for this prestigious private school range around a modest £12,605 per term.
Sources close to the Royal couple claims that Kate and William are thinking of a “less traditional” education for their son.
They said: “Eton hasn’t been ruled out but they have talked at length about Marlborough as an option and the smart money is on George going there instead.
“They are very keen to allow George to spread his wings as a child and won’t ever do what people expect them to do when it comes to their children.”
At the moment, Prince George is a student at Thomas’s Battersea in south-west London, which costs around £6,158 per year. He first started going there on September 7th 2017.
The source commented: “William and Catherine surprised many with their choice of Thomas’s Battersea for George over more traditional Royal schools, but picked it because they felt it was the right fit for him.”
Kate Middleton attended the Marlboro College as a boarder, leaving in July 2000 to attend St Andrews University, where she met her future husband. During her time there as a student, she represented the school in hockey, netball and tennis.
Prince William attended Eton College in Berkshire, where his younger brother Harry would join him. At Eton College the Prince studied geography, biology and history of art. He was an okay student, graduating with a mix of ‘A’s, ‘B’s and ‘C’s.
The decision to send William to Eton was surprising to many, including his father, grandfather and two uncles who all attended Gordonston. However, Eton has some royal family names to it as well, as Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana went there.
Marlborough College was founded in 1843 to educate the sons of clergymen, and first allowed women to attend in 1968. It performs strongly academically, with some 10 percent of its students going on to study at Oxford or Cambridge Universities.