The royal youngsters are rapidly maturing. Prince George turned 10 earlier this year, and he is currently ready for his most important test yet. In a few years, the future king will move schools, and there has been considerable discussion over whether he would follow in his father’s footsteps and attend Eton. However, there may be a new plan in the works for the young prince.
While George and his siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are perhaps the most renowned children at school, Prince William and Kate are concerned that their lives are already so public. The couple has previously claimed that they want their children to enjoy a normal upbringing, although it may be more difficult than one may anticipate.
Prince George, like any other youngster, enjoys sports and other activities. But now might not be the right moment. He has instead been preparing for his ISEB multiple-choice exam, which covers verbal and nonverbal thinking, mathematics, and English.
Which school will Prince George attend in the future?
It is an important test since it is used as a “sub-selection process” for admission to premier institutions like Eton, which George has previously visited with his parents.
“The grading or the testing is very competitive to get into Eton, it’s one of the most sought-after schools in the world, and it begins two years early, it’s like a sub-selection process,” Tessa Dunlop, a historian, told OK! Magazine. “It’s also quite difficult if you weren’t royal, it’s very competitive, but I’m sure George will get in.”
“I expect George is quite a bright young fella,” she remarked, “but he’ll be assessed and sit exams.” George will not require private instruction because it is included in the package that they have paid for at Lambrook, the private preparatory school.”
George was observed browsing around Eton College with his parents a few months back. Both Prince William and Prince Harry have previously attended the famous boarding school.
Eton’s annual tuition costs roughly £46,000 ($59,000). Though Prince George will not attend the school – or any other – until he is 13, pupils must be enrolled for the school when they reach the age of ten, according to the school’s website.
What would it imply if George went to Eton? It tells a lot about Kate, according to The Express’ royal journalist, Richard Palmer.
“I find it fascinating because the Princess of Wales is spending so much of her life talking about giving children a better start in life, and part of that, she and her advisors have talked about reducing inequality,” she added.
“And there you have her children at a fee-paying independent school, almost certain to go to an expensive fee-paying boarding school later on.”
Historically, where royal children attend school has been a contentious issue. For example, King Charles went to the elite Gordonstoun boarding school in Moray, Scotland.
Boarding school was considered “hell” by King Charles.
His father, Prince Philip, studied there as well, but the young prince did not like it as much.
According to reports, King Charles’ experience was even worse than his father’s, as his peers tormented him. Charles was believed to have compared it to serving a jail term at one point.
Furthermore, in letters dated 1964, King Charles showed that he was homesick. This was also covered in the television show The Crown.
“This place is hell, especially at night.” I hardly ever get any sleep these days. The individuals in my dorm are revolting. “Goodness, they’re horrid; I don’t know how anyone could be so filthy,” Charles said in a letter.
Because of his personal experiences, King Charles made it clear that he would not send his children to Gordonstoun. As a result, William was able to remain in London and attend Eton College.
According to The Mirror, Prince Charles might have attended Eton as well. Prince Philip, on the other hand, said that it was too near to Windsor and that he would not have had any privacy.
Prince William came through the doors of Eton for the first time in 1995, becoming the school’s first senior royal student. Meanwhile, Princess Diana’s brother and father, as well as the late Queen Elizabeth’s relatives, Prince Edward, Prince Richard, and Prince Michael, all previously attended Berkshire schools.
Three years after his brother, William, enrolled at Eton, Prince Harry did the same. However, it looked like a quarrel was brewing between the two royal brothers at the time.
Kate’s conflicted feelings about sending George to boarding school
Prince George might be the first of the next generation of royals to attend Eton in three years. Nothing has been settled as of today, and it looks that William and Kate have other priorities when it comes to choosing a school for their children.
While Eton is an excellent institution, Princess Kate has mixed feelings about sending her son to a residential school.
In Touch Weekly reports that Kate has reluctantly consented to Prince George’s request to be “just like his father” and attend Eton. But it’s not something she would have desired because of her own boarding school memories.
“However, she remains heartbroken. She was cruelly tormented at her first boarding school and cannot stomach the notion of George experiencing the same.”
Meanwhile, George will be able to visit his family every weekend, according to the insider. It’s only a five-minute drive from their house in Windsor. Kate, on the other hand, is concerned that she will miss him terribly.
“However, it still appears that her family is being torn apart,” an insider remarked.
The future education of the royal offspring has been a significant issue of controversy. According to reports, Prince William and Princess Kate, together with King Charles, have chosen a new school. Instead of attending Eton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are anticipated to attend boarding school together at Marlborough College, according to the Mirror.
Kate Middleton attended Marlborough College as well.
“Heated debates between William, Kate, and King Charles”
However, top royal family members were claimed to have had furious talks about the children’s future education.
“After years of discussion and heated debates between William, Kate, and King Charles III, the family have made a choice,” a royal insider informed Life & Style. “They’ve decided he and Charlotte will go to boarding school together.”
“While the royal family expected George to follow in the footsteps of William, Kate had the final say.” They’ll both be Marlborough students. This manner, George and Charlotte will be able to attend the same school for a few years.”
“Kate has fond memories of her time there and believes it is a better fit for her children,” according to the insider. “Kate has always wished for them to have a more normal upbringing than William did.” She is fully aware that George’s life will alter dramatically in the next several years.”
There is little doubt that Prince George and his siblings are the most famous students at their school. In fact, they may be the world’s most renowned youngsters.
In comparison to their classmates, George, Charlotte, and Louis have unusually exposed lifestyles. They’ve previously served on royal duty multiple times, and George, as the future king, was even present for his grandfather’s coronation in May.
Waving to hundreds of royal admirers from the Buckingham Palace balcony or riding through the streets of London may sound like a child’s fantasy.
Prince William and Princess Kate are “concerned” about George, Charlotte, and Louis.
However, Prince William and Kate are anxious that their upbringing may be less than ideal as a result of the exposure.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, according to royal analyst Richard Fitzwilliams, share one significant dread.
“[Kate and William] are wisely concerned at any overexposure of him [George] and of Charlotte and Louis,” he told the newspaper.
“The younger they are, the more likely they are to steal the show with childish antics which get publicised worldwide and make the monarchy seem more relatable,” he went on to say. Mr Fitzwilliams went on to say that “George is a particular focus of attention because he is second-in-line to the throne.”
“Whether as Page of Honour at the Coronation or blowing bubbles on a visit to Canada, everything he does as the future King is interesting.” We’re fed tidbits like George likes dancing, tennis, or pizza, and we get regular photos of him on special occasions and see him at certain royal events,” Fitzwilliams concluded, adding that William and Kate “are well aware of the need for him and his siblings to have privacy as they grow up.”
This is not the first time the subject of exposure and whether they spend too much time in public has come up. Earlier this year, royal researcher Daniela Elser addressed the fact that Prince Louis had gone viral multiple times due to charming and hilarious photos of him.
A royal expert has issued a warning.
A photo of him pulling a goofy face while holding his hands over his ears during last year’s Trooping the Colour, for example, even made it onto a flag.
However, Elser believes that Prince Louis may suffer long-term consequences as a result of the publicity.
“Put that kid in public, maybe in the vicinity of a military parade or out on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, and the five-year-old will guarantee Fleet Street’s photo editors a cheeky, charming shot,” Elser said in a blog post. “Oh, it’s an adorable image, and you’d have to be Cruella de Ville without the Dalmatians not to be charmed and delighted by it.”
“But, looking at that Glasto flag, I believe we’ve reached a tipping point – Louis has gone from royal kidlet to pop culture caricature, from child to entertaining character.” Except he’s a boy, not a never-ending meme.”
Furthermore, the royal expert stated that if Louis is always depicted as a comedic figure, we may end up with “another Prince Harry.”
“We owe it to Louis to not make a joke out of him, to not render him a punchline or a cartoonish figure,” Elser wrote in a statement. “And if we fail, 30 years from now, it will be him sitting on a couch and pouring out his hurt feelings to Oprah’s hologram.”
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