KATE MIDDLETON and Prince William, both 36, are reportedly planning to break tradition when it comes to Prince George’s school, according to latest news.
Kate Middleton and Prince William have both enjoyed incredibly privileged upbringing at schools which costs thousands per term. William and his brother Prince Harry, 34, both attended Eton. Kate, on the other hand, attended St Andrew’s School, a private school near Pangbourne. She then moved to fee paying Downe House School followed by Marlborough College.
Kate Middleton news: Prince William to send Prince George to wife’s school
Rebecca English for the Daily Mail claimed “friends” revealed Kate and William’s plans for their eldest son’s schooling.
Many may have assumed that Prince George would attend Eton, like his father.
However, his parents might be considering sending him to his mother’s former school.
Kate and William have discussed sending George to £12,605-a-term Marlborough, rather than £13,556-a-term Eton.
Fewer pupils from Marlborough attend Oxford or Cambridge, 10 per cent, while a quarter of Eton students attend the prestigious universities.
A friend told the Daily Mail: “William and Catherine surprised many with their choice of Thomas’s Battersea for George over more traditional royal schools, but picked 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 won’t ever do what people expect them to do when it comes to their children.”
Marlborough costs £37,815 per annum. If Prince George attended from years seven to 12, his secondary education would cost an enormous £226,890.
George currently attends private Thomas’s School in Battersea.
Thomas’s costs £6,158 per year from reception year to year two.
From year three onwards the fee is £6,956.
This means Kate and William will spend £46,298 over the seven years George attends the school.
Prince William is said to have had a ‘frank’ talk with the Queen about Kate.
Prince William left Kate Middleton in tears after cancelling Christmas plans with her before the pair were enagaged.
In the book Katie said that William had to have a “frank” conversation with the Queen, 92, and his Prince Charles, 70.
She wrote: “William had been having second thoughts and sat down with his father and his grandmother to have a frank discussion about his future with Kate.”
The Prince was told “not to hurry into anything” during the chat with his grandmother and father.