The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not make a choice on whether to send George to boarding school until their children’s personalities develop further, a royal expert has claimed.
William and Kate have been home-schooling Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis at their Norfolk home of Anmer Hall during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, with many children already back to school, the royal couple face tough decisions about their children’s futures.
Now, Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine, has revealed how Prince William and Kate are “very carefully” weighing up decisions about the future of their children’s education.
She told Ok! magazine that the duo are “modern parents”.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not make a choice on whether to send George to boarding school until their children’s personalities develop further, a royal expert has claimed
With the royal couple being involved with a number of different mental health campaigns and charities, they are likely to take a more thoughtful approach in how their children will be affected by any major lifestyle changes.
The source said: “I think they’ll wait to see how the children’s personalities develop, and take into consideration whether or not they would be happy to live away from home.
“Having experienced terrible trauma in his own childhood, William is very tuned in to his children’s mental health.”
She pointed out that the parents might be particularly aware of the children’s different personalities.
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Prince George is described as ‘a shy little boy’, meaning the Cambridges may hold off on sending him to boarding school
While Princess Charlotte “appears very confident” and “would suit the boarding environment”, the royal expert fears things may not be the same for George.
Ingrid commented that Prince George is “a shy little boy”, and compared him to his grandfather, Prince Charles.
Ingrid also revealed that Kate may “feel more secure” if Prince George goes to a boarding school where he can be “tucked away” and “have more freedom”.
The expert said that the schooling may allow the heir to the throne to be “very protected from outside dangers.”
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William and Kate have been home-schooling Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis
Prince William and Kate are reportedly ‘very carefully’ weighing up decisions about the future of their children’s education
The royal expert went on to say that the public has become “used to” royals break away from tradition.
Therefore, it wouldn’t be such a big shock if the Duke and Duchess did decide to keep their children in day school.
Prince William was just eight years old when he became a full-time boarder at Ludgrove School in Berkshire, where he appeared to thrive.
Kate also attended boarding schools, including Downe House, a girls’ boarding school in Berkshire, which she left after two terms for Marlborough College.
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But while both of Prince George’s parents thrived at school, this hasn’t been the case for every member of the Royal Family.
Prince Charles attended Cheam School in Hampshire and then Gordonstoun in Scotland as a boy.
He later called the experience “disastrous”.
Prince George is currently a pupil at Thomas’s Battersea, a £6,158-a-term co-educational school in south-west London, where he can stay for another seven years.
The expert said Kate may ‘feel more secure’ if Prince George goes to a boarding school
Both Marlborough and £13,556-a-term Eton take full-time boarders from the age of 13.
Friends previously said the couple are deliberating a “less traditional” educational route for the future king than previous heirs.
Meanwhile Princess Charlotte also attends Thomas’s Battersea, But while Thomas’ Battersea has resumed its classes for five-year-old Princess Charlotte’s reception year group, it is unlikely she will attend without her older brother, according to royal biographer Katie Nicholl.
Six-year-old Prince George’s Year 2 class remains closed in the phased reopening of the primary school.