Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three children—Prince George (6), Princess Charlotte (5) and Prince Louis (2)—are still very young. However, the couple’s oldest child, George, is approaching a royal family milestone that could change everything.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly deciding whether to send Prince George to boarding school or let him stay at Thomas’s Battersea. (The young royal first attended the London facility back in 2017 and flew solo for two years before Princess Charlotte was enrolled in 2019.)
The news shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to royal aficionados. According to OK! magazine, it’s tradition for male members of the family to become full-time boarders at age 8. Since Prince George will turn 7 on July 22, Prince William and Middleton have one year to make a decision.
It might sound like a young age for boarding school, but it’s proven to be successful for the royal family in the past. Both Prince William and Prince Harry were boarders at Ludgrove School, a prep school for boys aged 8 to 13. Although Prince William and Middleton haven’t confirmed the rumors, many believe Prince George will follow in his dad’s footsteps as a Ludgrove student.
Fingers crossed we get one last back-to-school photo with Prince George and Princess Charlotte before he departs Thomas’s Battersea…for good.