Prince George, the first-born son of William and Kate and second in line to the British throne, is at the age before starting his secondary school education.
Although tradition has it that the heir to the throne will continue his studies at Eton boarding school, as his father and uncle Harry did, in recent days rumors have surfaced about the possibility that the prince will attend another prestigious institution: Marlborough College.
Prince George’s Education: Marlborough College or Eton College
Eton College, founded in 1440, has educated generations of British royalty and children of aristocratic families.
Its exacting academic standards and extensive extracurricular programs make it one of the most exclusive private schools in the United Kingdom.
Its graduates include dozens of prime ministers, intellectuals, and members of the nobility.
For this reason, Eton seemed the natural destination for Prince George’s education.
His great-grandparents Elizabeth II and Philip of Edinburgh chose it for Prince Charles, breaking with the tradition of Gordonstoun, which the Duke of Edinburgh had attended. Later, Charles and Diana continued with Eton for William and Harry.
However, in the last few days, rumors have been growing about the possibility of George attending another renowned boarding school: Marlborough College, located in Wiltshire.
This is the school where Kate Middleton studied and where other British celebrities attended.
What sparked speculation was a recent private visit by Kate to Marlborough, which British tabloids interpret as a possible indication of her preferences for George’s education.
It is worth noting that Marlborough represents a special place for Kate, given that there she managed to overcome the bullying she previously suffered at another school to become a confident student.
Although Marlborough does not have the century-old prestige of Eton, it is also an elite institution that has trained members of the aristocracy and where the royals also sent some of their children, such as Eugenie of York.
Its facilities and academic programs are on par with the best British schools.
Last June, the Prince and Princess of Wales and little George were spotted visiting Eton’s facilities, a situation that fueled rumors about the possibility that the heir to the throne would follow the tradition of being educated there.
Although George will start high school in 2026, admission to Eton requires starting the process years in advance. In fact, the application deadline for students entering in the year George will turn 13 has already passed that June.
This suggests that, if they finally decide on Eton, the prince would already be pre-enrolled in the prestigious boarding school.
However, Kate’s recent visit to Marlborough adds uncertainty and opens the possibility that they are considering alternatives for the educational future of the heir to the throne.
Whether it is Eton or Marlborough, what is certain is that Prince George will receive a privileged education, which will prepare him to one day assume his royal duties.
As long as Kensington Palace does not make an official announcement, the deliberations about the future school of the heir to the throne will continue to arouse great interest.
Beyond the final decision, the little prince is on his way to follow in the footsteps of a monarchy that, within its traditions, has also demonstrated its capacity for adaptation and change.