Prince George's new school: The huge hint that Kate and William will break from the past

Kate Middleton and Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Prince William and Kate have hinted that Prince George will not follow his father to Eton College in a break of tradition

Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler

Published: 17/12/2023

- 11:54

Updated: 17/12/2023

- 13:00

Speculation is growing over which school Prince George will attend

Prince William and Kate may have given away that Prince George will not follow his father to Eton College in a break of tradition.

Speculation is growing that instead George will be educated at Marlborough College in Wiltshire - the school Kate attended.

Earlier this month the Princess of Wales toured the school for a second time this year, accompanied by her husband and ten-year-old George.

During her time at the £47,000-a-year co-educational school, she excelled academically and played sports including hockey and tennis.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis all currently attend Lambrook School


The Princess is said to dislike single sex schools and reportedly "absolutely hated" her time at all girls boarding school, Downe House where she was allegedly targeted by bullies.

It is thought that no concrete decision has been made about which school George will attend.

Kate visited the school again on December 1, having previously visited alone in October.

The family also toured Eton College - where William and Harry boarded during the most turbulent years of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage - in June.


George currently studies at co-educational prep school, Lambrook, with his sister Princess Charlotte and brother Prince Louis.

The Prince started at Lambrook last year and is in Year 6.

If he continues at a mixed-sex school such as Marlborough, he could later be joined by his siblings.

Marlborough's former pupils also include Princess Eugenie, Lady (Samantha) Cameron and comedian Jack Whitehall.

Prince GeorgePrince George is second in line to the throne behind his father Prince William.PA

In October, Kate told pupils at a school in Cardiff that she had been helping him prepare for exams: "George is just at the beginning of being tested.

"He says, 'Mummy, I keep getting tested all the time'."

Last month, the Princess missed Prince William's Earthshot Prize ceremony in Singapore to further support George during his exams.

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