Prince William and Kate Middleton face a difficult decision to send “shy” Prince George to college and will not make a choice until their children’s personalities develop further, a royal expert said.
The Duke, 38, and the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, studied Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, at home in their Norfolk home in Anmer Hall during the coronavirus pandemic.
But Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine, has revealed how Prince William and Kate are “very carefully” evaluating decisions about the future of their children’s education.
He said Ok! magazine according to which the two are “modern parents”
Prince William, 38, and Kate Middleton, 38, can take into account the different personalities of Prince George, six and Princess Charlotte, five, when considering whether to send them to boarding school, Ingrid Seward said to Ok! magazine
He stressed that parents may be particularly aware of the different personalities of the children.
While Princess Charlotte “looks very confident” and “would adapt to the boarding environment”, Ingrid commented that Prince George is “a shy kid” and compared him to his grandfather, Prince Charles, 71 years old.
But Ingrid also revealed that Kate can “feel more secure” if Prince George goes to a boarding school where he can be “hidden” and “have more freedom”.
The expert said that education could allow the heir to the throne to be “very protected from external dangers”.
The expert said that Prince William would have been particularly aware of his children’s mental health, having suffered a ‘terrible trauma’ during his childhood (pictured, arriving for his first day at Ludgrove Prep school, where he embarked, in 1990)
The royal expert went on to say that the public has become “accustomed” to royals who break away from tradition, so it would not be a big shock if the duke and duchess decided to keep their children in kindergarten.
Prince William was only eight when he became a full-time boarder at Ludgrove School in Berkshire, where he seemed to thrive.
Kate also attended boarding schools, including Downe House, a women’s boarding school in Berkshire, which she left after two terms for Marlborough College.
But while both Prince George’s parents thrived in school, Prince Charles attended Cheam School in Hampshire and then Gordonstoun in Scotland, later calling the experience “disastrous”.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge studied their children at home, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, two, during the coronavirus pandemic
Prince George is currently a pupil of Thomas’ Battersea, a £ 6,158 completed co-educational school in South West London, where he can stay for another seven years. Both Marlborough and £ 13,556 on term Eton take full-time boarders from the age of 13.
Previously, friends had claimed that the couple was thinking of a “less traditional” educational path for the future king than previous heirs.
Meanwhile, Princess Charlotte also attends Thomas ‘Battersea, but while Thomas’ Battersea has resumed lessons for Princess Charlotte’s five-year reception group, it is unlikely that she will attend without her older brother, according to royal biographer Katie Nicholl.
Class 2 of Prince George, aged 6, remains closed in the gradual reopening of elementary school.
Both Kate and Prince William attended boarding schools during their youth (pictured below left, the Duchess in an undated photograph of St Andrew’s School)
Speaking to 9Honey, Katie said: ‘If they are based in Anmer Hall, it would be very logistically challenging to send Charlotte back and keep George and Louis home.
“It would mean going back to London for the sake of sending a child back to school and possibly, logistically with everything else they juggle in terms of official duties, it could be too demanding and that could be why they decided not to.”
Katie added, however, that she believes children could resume schooling in the near future.
“I think George’s year is likely to come back, even if it’s only for a short time before the end of the term, so I think it’s likely that they’ll want him and Charlotte to come back,” he explained, pointing out that both children will move to a New Year’s group in September.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George are currently attending Thomas Battersea in London (pictured, arriving for Charlotte’s first day in September)
“If nothing else, it will be an opportunity to greet and greet their friends,” he added.
Thomas ends his summer term on Friday July 3, with his summer extension ending on July 17. The term Michaelmas begins on September 7th.
Katie said she doesn’t believe that Prince William, 37, and Kate, 38, will make a “big deal” in bringing their children back to school, because that would be “too disgusting” in the midst of the pandemic.
He said that if they return, imagine that it will be kept “rather discreet” and made “in silence and under the radar”.