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Prince William & Kate Middleton Can't Agree On Whether Prince George Should Go To Boarding School

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Apr. 28 2022, Published 2:23 p.m. ET

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Last summer, Prince William and Kate Middleton's eldest child, Prince George, turned 8 years old, which for the royals, acts as somewhat of a maturity milestone, since it's the age that the Duke of Cambridge first began attending boarding school.

According to reports, the father-of-three, 39, wants to send the tot to the Ludgrove School in Berkshire, the same place he attended, but Kate, 40, is hesitant about the idea.

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"Kate can't fathom what it'll be like coming home after a busy day and not being able to see George's face. The very thought brings her to tears," a source shared with Life & Style. "Their goal is to modernize the monarchy, not follow old, stuffy traditions. But William is demanding that George go to boarding school, just like he did."

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Kate isn't as familiar with the the structure of boarding school, as when she got her education, she attended a school that offered boarding and regular classes, and she took the latter, returning home every afternoon. Meanwhile, the source acknowledged that "it took a while" for William "to adjust" to the new lifestyle as a child, "but once he did, [he] loved it."

However, royal blogger Gertrude Daly believes George, who currently attends Thomas's Battersea in London alongside sister Princess Charlotte, 6, could struggle, as he'd be "away from his safety net."

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Royal commentator Ingrid Seward noted that the Cambridges — who also have son Prince Louis, almost 4 — are "modern parents" so they'll "weigh up the schooling decision very carefully. I think they’ll wait to see how the children’s personalities develop, and take into consideration whether or not they would be happy to live away from home."

"We’re used to seeing the royals breaking with tradition these days so it won’t be a huge shock if they do things their way. I think William and Kate’s view will be, if the children are happy in their school, why change things," she added. "If I was Kate though, I’d feel more secure if George, as heir to the throne, was tucked away at boarding school. He’ll have more freedom there and he’ll be very protected from any outside dangers."

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