Prince George and Princess Charlotte could change schools and join Kate Middleton’s alma mater
Princess Charlotte and Prince George could potentially move from their current place of education to a brand new school.
Prince George, eight, and Prince Charlotte, six, are currently attending Thomas’s Battersea School in London, reports the Mirror.
However, reports currently suggest that Kate Middleton and Prince William could inherit Windsor Castle from the Queen when Prince Charles becomes king.
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Some suggest the Duchess of Cambridge kept a close eye on her former school.
Kate previously attended Marlborough College, where the children’s cousin Savannah would potentially attend.
Likewise, a move to Windsor – where Eton College is located – could be on the cards for George and Louis, if they want to follow in the footsteps of Prince William and his younger brother Harry.
Sources close to the couple have previously claimed William is determined to break tradition.
He is said to want George to remain a day pupil at Thomas’s Battersea in London, which is considered a family institution when it comes to top state schools.
The option may prove particularly tempting as the school opens a senior wing in September, meaning George could stay there until he turns 18.
Others have invested in Marlborough College as a future destination for children.
The elite private school is just across the border from Windsor in Wiltshire and just an hour’s drive from Windsor on the M4.
Eton and Marlborough in Wiltshire are full boarding schools taking pupils at the age of 13, but Marlborough has a big advantage over Eton.
Marlborough is mixed, so Princess Charlotte could join him when she is old enough.
This may be preferable to Eton, which only takes boys.
US Weekly reported that the Duke and Duchess had “open conversations” with George about whether to send him to boarding school, so the young prince could also have a say.
A friend told the Daily Mail in 2018: “Eton haven’t been ruled out, but they’ve talked at length about Marlborough as an option and the smart money is for George to go there instead.
“William and Catherine surprised many by choosing Thomas’s Battersea for George over the more traditional Royal Schools, but they chose it because they felt it was the right fit for him.
“They are very keen to allow George to spread his wings as a child and will never do what people expect of them when it comes to their children.”
Fees are unlikely to be a deciding factor, although Eton charges £48,501 a year compared to Marlborough’s £39,000 a year for boarders.
Eton has 20 prime ministers such as David Cameron and Boris Johnson in its ranks.
Other royals such as the Duke of Kent and actors such as Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston also attended the school.
Marlborough alumni include Princess Eugenie, comedian Jack Whitehall and Samantha Cameron, wife of former Prime Minister David.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! : “They [Kate and William] may well opt for Eton, the school where kings and prime ministers go.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if they opted for Kate’s school, Marlborough. It’s a coeducational and very good school, so they might want to make a statement and send the kids there.”
It’s unclear if the family is considering public schools.
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