Prince George visits Prince William's former college: Will he follow in dad's footsteps?

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The young royal was seen with William and Kate visiting Eton College on Wednesday, where Prince William and Prince Harry both attended school.

For generations, the British royal family has upheld a tradition of prestigious education for its members. From exclusive boarding schools to renowned institutions, the educational journey of young royals has always captivated public interest. As per PEOPLE, Prince George, the nine-year-old son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, could be soon following in his father's footsteps by attending one of the most prestigious schools in the country.

The Wales' surprise visit to Eton

According to The Mirror, the Prince and Princess of Wales have reportedly taken their eldest son Prince George on a tour of Eton College, situated close to Windsor Castle. Accompanied by Prince William and Kate Middleton, the young prince explored the historic public school known for its esteemed reputation and notable alumni. The visit has ignited conversations about whether Prince George will join the ranks of his father and uncle as an Eton alumnus.

Prince George visits Prince William's former college: Will he follow in dad's footsteps? Max Mumby

Currently, Prince George attends Lambrook School in Berkshire, where he began his schooling in September of the previous year. The occasion marked a significant milestone as it was the first time that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis all shared the same educational institution. Prior to this, Prince George and Princess Charlotte had been attending Thomas's Battersea, which is situated near their residence at Kensington Palace in London. Meanwhile, Prince Louis had been enrolled at Willcocks Nursery School.

Lambrook School, a private mixed school, provides a comprehensive educational experience with a focus on academic standards and extracurricular activities. As well as strong academic standards, private mixed school Lambrook has 178 LAMDA lessons on offer each week along with 420 individual music lessons, from tap dancing to bagpipe playing, reports The Mirror. Kate is a strong supporter of her son's education and recently took a break from Royal duties to support him.

How prestigious is Eton College?

Eton College, located near Windsor, is a renowned all-boys boarding school that boasts a rich history and academic excellence. With a long list of distinguished alumni, Eton College has established itself as a premier institution for molding scholars and leaders. As per PEOPLE, notable figures who have walked its halls include renowned author George Orwell and Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne. It also counts 20 British Prime Ministers along its alumni, including David Cameron and disgraced former PM Boris Johnson.

Prince George visits Prince William's former college: Will he follow in dad's footsteps? Max Mumby

The school, which has 1,350 students, is just a short drive from the family's Adelaide Cottage home in Windsor. As per The Telegraph, though Eton College students are between the ages of 13 and 18, they must be registered before June 30 of the school year the boy turns 10. Fee costs £46,296 for the 2022-2023 year, with a £400 fee just for registering, although scholarships are offered to pupils who pass an exam

However, if George is to attend Eton he would still have to pass the entrance exam, which has a pass rate of 65 per cent.

Notable royals who attended Eton

Some of Queen Elizabeth's first cousins, including the Duke of Kent, the Duke of Gloucester and Prince Michael of Kent, also attended Eton. However, the most notable senior royal to have attended the school is Prince William, who enrolled at Eton College in 1995.

Prince George visits Prince William's former college: Will he follow in dad's footsteps? princess diana archives

Prince William's decision to attend Eton College in 1995 marked a departure from the royal family's traditional educational path. Breaking away from his father's alma mater, Gordonstoun in Scotland, Prince William's choice reflected his individuality and willingness to forge his own path. His enrollment at Eton College set a precedent within the royal family, which was later followed suit by his younger brother, Prince Harry.

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