The British Royal Family has always been under the spotlight, with every decision they make becoming a topic of public interest. One such decision that has recently garnered attention is the school choice for Princess Charlotte, the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
While many might expect Princess Charlotte to follow in her mother’s footsteps regarding her education, recent discussions suggest that might not be the case.
According to Hello Magazine, the latest episode of “Hello’s A Right Royal Podcast” delved into the intricacies of royal education. Melanie Sanderson, the Managing Editor of the Good Schools Guide, shared insights suggesting that Princess Charlotte might choose a different educational path than her mother, Princess Kate.
Princess Kate, also known as Princess of Wales, attended Marlborough College between 1996 and 2000.
It was at Marlborough where she pursued her A-levels and was an active member of the school’s hockey team.
The college, with its vast 280 acres, seemed to have left a lasting impression on Kate. However, Melanie Sanderson speculated that if the royals were considering sending Charlotte to Marlborough, why wouldn’t they send the boys too?
Current Schooling and Future Choices
At present, Princess Charlotte, along with her siblings Prince George and Prince Louis, is enrolled at Lambrook School in Bracknell. The decision for Charlotte’s secondary education becomes complex when considering the traditional paths taken by male members of the royal family.
Historically, Eton College has been the choice for many royals, including Prince William, who enrolled there in 1995.
Melanie pointed out that while Marlborough is an excellent institution, Eton stands a notch above. Given that Prince George is second in line to the throne, the best education for him might be a priority. Eton’s proximity to Windsor Castle is another factor that could influence the decision.
Eton has recently undergone a shift towards a more progressive approach. Unlike earlier times when students were confined to school grounds, they now have more freedom.
Melanie highlighted that while Marlborough offers a full boarding environment, Eton allows students to go home on weekends. This could be a significant factor for the royal family, who might prefer to have Charlotte closer to home.