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Why Prince George Isn't Going To Boarding School Just Yet

Why Prince George Isn't Going To Boarding School Just Yet

Prince George has hit the age when young royals are typically sent to boarding school. However, Prince William and Duchess Kate apparently have other plans for the future heir to the British throne.

For decades, boarding school has been the norm for males in the British Royal Family.

School away from home was a reality for Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry. And the tradition is now expected to survive with Prince George — but the 8-year-old will likely wait longer than usual to move schools.

Why Prince George won't go to boarding school at age 8

George's parents Prince William and Duchess Kate want to wait until their son is a little older and above all feels ready himself, according to a new Us Weekly report. 

In doing so, they are breaking the British tradition and will take a different path than previous royal parents. An insider explained to Us Weekly:

"Kate and William are open to sending George to boarding school in the future and have already checked out a few, but they feel 8 is a little young and want to wait until he's slightly older."

The source added: "George going to school is a decision the Cambridges will make as a family. They'd never force George to go unless he wants to and they feel it's right."

The report also adds that Prince George is very willing to learn and likely wouldn't find the idea of going to boarding school such a bad thing.

He apparently loves his father's boarding school stories, though the 8-year-old still feels very much at home at his current school. 

George currently attends Thomas's Battersea in London. He celebrated his 8th birthday earlier this month and another nice portrait of the young royal was released to mark his big day.