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Kate Middleton 'heartbroken' over Prince William decision: 'Argued for years'

"She and William argued about it for years, but he has finally won."

Kate Middleton has reportedly been left 'heartbroken' by Prince William's decision to send their eldest son Prince George to Eton College when he turns 13. It comes after the Prince and Princess of Wales were seen taking a second tour of Kate's former school, Marlborough College, a mixed-sex private school, leading to speculation they may choose to send him there rather than Eton College, the all-boys school William attended.

Kate is believed to be against single-sex schools as she "absolutely hated" her time at Downe House, an all-girls boarding school she attended, as she was allegedly bullied during her time there.

Kate Middleton and Prince William
Kate Middleton has reportedly been left 'heartbroken' after Prince William made a huge decision about Prince George. Photo: Getty

A royal insider told In Touch Weekly that Kate is "heartbroken" by the mere thought of sending her son to a boarding school because she was "horribly bullied" and "can't bear the thought of George suffering through that".

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"Kate thinks sending him to such a stuffy, upper-crust institution goes against all of their efforts to modernise the monarchy," the source claims. "Plus, she’ll miss George desperately. She and William argued about it for years, but he has finally won."

Apparently, William was able to convince his son, who wants to be just like his father, to attend the school, which is why Kate "finally gave in". The school is also just ten minutes from the family's home, so George could come home on weekends.

Prince William at Eton College
Prince William at Eton College in 2000. Photo: Getty

Kate's only comfort is apparently the fact they still have time to be together as a family before he has to leave, "But it still seems as if her family is being torn apart. There’s also the worry that William will insist the other two kids be shipped off next. Kate knows this is all part of her ‘royal duty,’ but there’s a lot of tension between her and her husband right now."

Before Prince William and his brother Prince Harry attended Eton College, it was royal tradition for senior royals to attend Gordonstoun in north-east Scotland, something King Charles reportedly hated.

At the time, Charles was not given an option to attend a school in England and had a tough time at the school.

Prince William, Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince Louis
Kate's only comfort is apparently the fact they still have time to be together as a family before Prince George has to leave for school. Photo: Getty

In 1963, he wrote a letter home, which read: "The people in my dormitory are foul. Goodness, they are horrid. I don’t know how anybody could be so foul."

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In another letter, he wrote: "I hardly get any sleep in the House because I snore and I get hit on the head all the time. It’s absolute hell."

Prince Harry wrote about his time at Eton College in his book Spare, revealing he didn't particularly enjoy his time, which was made worse by the fact his older brother told him to pretend they didn't know each other.

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