Not off the table. Prince William and Duchess Kate are not against their 8-year-old son, Prince George, attending boarding school.
“Kate and William are open to sending George to boarding school in the future and have already checked out a few, but they feel 8 is a little young and want to wait until he’s a little older,” reveals a source exclusively in the new edition of Us weekly. “George going to school is a decision the Cambridges will make as a family. They would never force George to leave unless he wanted to and they find it right.
The little one heard stories from his parents about the boarding school, which in his opinion sounds “super funny”.
The insider continued US that although the future king was “enthusiastic” about the idea of going to school from home, “he has settled in St. Thomas’ Battersea and has many friends there.” George has been attending school since 2017 and is “one of the most popular boys in the class”.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, are also the parents of Princess Charlotte (6) and Prince Louis (3). George’s sister started at his side in 2019 with St. Thomas’ Battersea.
While the princess was “very excited at the time,” she and George switched to homeschooling the following year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
William and Kate were keeping their two oldest children through the holidays, joking during a BBC interview in April 2020, “Don’t tell them. [We] feel very mean. “
George turned 8 on July 22nd and celebrated with a soccer cake and “lots of nice presents”, including a nature set and a clock. Not only did his younger siblings make him homemade cards, but he also got a Zoom call from Queen Elizabeth the second as.
The Mini-Royal is “aware” that one day he will be the King of England, another source said exclusively US in August 2020.
“William has already explained his future role to him and he loves to learn about his family in history class,” the insider said at the time. “William tries not to overwhelm him with too much information, but George understands that there is much more to being king than the character portrayed in Disney films and children’s books.”