Will Prince William And Kate Middleton Move Out Of London For George's Future School?

A move may be on the horizon for the family of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. As eldest son Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte grow, decisions about how, when, and where the young royals will attend school are becoming imminent (via the Daily Mail). The young royals currently attend Thomas' prep school in Battersea, South West London, but mum Princess Kate has many times expressed her love of her childhood growing up in Berkshire.

Growing up outside of London clearly has an appeal, with England's well-known and beautiful countryside. The Daily Mail reports that the couple has been shopping around in Royal County (yes that's the real name) for schools, and potentially homes as well. While Buckingham Palace remains the royal headquarters for the family, His Royal Highness Prince William and family have more recently been sheltering during the pandemic at their family home of Anmer Hall, their private home in Norfolk. This location, however, is neither close to Princess Kate's family or the royal duties in London.

The Duke of Cambridge and family may or may not follow tradition

Many royals have homes in different locations, as evidenced by the queen's estates at both Windsor and Balmoral (via Town & Country). It would also not be unusual for the royal couple to pursue a boarding school approach for the young heir Prince George. Robin Fletcher, the CEO of Boarding Schools' Association and BSA Group. explains more about the experience, "Whether in a city or a country boarding school, Prince George will be treated as an equal and will be free to develop his skills and interests, safe in the knowledge that he is surrounded by a supportive and caring boarding community" (via Standard UK). Both Prince William and his brother Prince Harry began attending boarding school at the age of 8 at Ludgrove School in Berkshire. 

It's possible that the Cambridge family may instead take a different approach, however, as they broke trends by enrolling the children in Montessori preschool. Other members of the British royal family have also chosen to forgo boarding, including Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as well as Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips.

So while the odds point to a likely home or school for the royal youngsters in the Royal County area, what type of school and residence this indicates are yet to be determined. A move from London may be possible, but how frequently the whole family will stay at this residence is yet uncertain.