Prince George May Be Shipped Off to Boarding School in a Few Years

He only just started preschool, but Kate Middleton and Prince William may already be making big education plans for their little heir. Prince George may reportedly go to boarding school in just a few short years, assuming he follows the same path as his father.

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Similar to William, who attended Mrs. Mynors' Montessori school in London as a tot, George, 2, is attending a Montessori school in Norfolk, close to his family's country estate. But people are already beginning to wonder whether the future king and queen will ship their little boy off to boarding school in six years so that he can follow in the footsteps of his dad, who started Ludgrove Prep in Berkshire when he was 8.

It may seem strange to send a child that young off to live on his own, but it's common practice among the royals, and Ludgrove Prep was where William had the opportunity to meet some of his nearest and dearest friends, including Princess Charlotte's godfather Tom van Straubenzee. And I am pretty sure any boarding school that can count a royal as its pupil has top-notch security and hires the very best teachers -- it's not as if Kate and Will would be sending George off to live in the wild.

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I would be careful, though, to make predictions about George's future based on Will's childhood, because both Kate and William seem intent on bucking royal tradition and doing things their way. They have chosen to live in the country in order to give their children more privacy than Will and Prince Harry had growing up; they selected a small Montessori school for George; and we all know how determined they were to host Christmas on their terms.

I'm not sure Kate or Will is going to feel comfortable parting ways with George at such a young age. There's more than one way to groom a future king, and I feel the royal couple are going to forge their own path all the way.

 

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