Tension between William and Kate over sending Prince George to Eton

Prince George's schooling has become a topic of debate between the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The Prince and Princess of Wales reportedly experienced “a lot of tension” over whether or not to send Prince George to Eton.

The prestigious school educates boys between the ages of 13 and 18, and both Prince William and Prince Harry boarded there.

Prince William on the right stands will his back to Kate Middleton who is facing to the left wearing a feathered red hat
Prince William and Kate are said to be experiencing "tension" surrounding Prince George's schooling. Credit: Getty Images

According to Marie Claire, “Though George won’t begin at Eton until the fall of 2026, boys who plan to attend the school must register by June 30 of the year that they turn 10”, which was this year for George.

OK! Magazine reported William and Kate disagreed when deciding whether George should board at the school. A source told the publication, “Kate thinks sending him to such a stuffy, upper-crust institution goes against all of their efforts to modernise the monarchy. Plus, she’ll miss George desperately.”


The source claimed Kate was “horribly bullied at her first boarding school”, and she doesn’t want “George suffering through that”. Although Kate reportedly knows “this is all part of her ‘royal duty’... there’s still a lot of tension between her and her husband.”

Prince William points his figure as he stands beside Prince George explaining something to him in a crowd
Prince George played a role in the decision as he “wants to be just like his father”. Credit: Getty Images

The Princess of Wales reportedly feels that “her family is being torn apart” and is concerned that William will "insist the other two kids be shipped out next.”


According to the source, however, William “finally won”, and George will reportedly attend the school. Apparently, George played a role in the decision as he wants to be just like his father.

Luckily, Eton is only 10 minutes away from Adelaide Cottage, where the family lives, so according to the source, “George would be able to come home on weekends”.

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