When it comes to the choices moms make for their kids, decisions and scrutiny just seem to go hand-in-hand. We’ve all faced the wrath of mommy judgement, after all. So when you’re a celebrity mom like Kate Middleton, we assume you have an even harder time with these things.
That’s probably why there have been news reports surfacing across the pond lately over Kate’s decision to put George in a primary school that’s a bit further from their home, despite all of the speculation that she’d put him in Wetherby where both William and Harry went.
That’s right, you didn’t think Kate putting her kid in school would escape the press, did you?
According to sources at The Daily Mail the decision stems from Kate wanting her son to attend a co-ed school, where his baby sister Charlotte could join him in a few years. Furthermore, she didn’t want George to be surrounded by spoiled offspring and therefore grow up unnecessarily entitled. We guess she figured he gets enough of that being a prince.
“The Duchess of Cambridge has opted to send Prince George to a school four miles from Kensington Palace to keep him away from the spoiled offspring of oligarchs and rock stars,” writes the publication’s Girl About Town. “George is due to attend Thomas’s in Battersea, even though the school has a branch just half a mile from the Palace. But many say that life for a pupil at Battersea is much more ‘hippy-dippy,’ which is why Kate has decided to send her son there.”
Hippy-dippy or not, the school still comes with a hefty price tag. We’re talking a fee of $8,000 a semester, with three semesters per school year. So we imagine that the kids in attendance will be somewhat privileged. How could they not be, if their parents can afford $24,000 a year in basic tuition?
Regardless, we think it’s pretty cool that Kate and William are so invested in George’s upbringing and aren’t just necessarily doing what’s publicly expected of them as parents. Their reasons for sending George to Battersea seem legit enough in our books, especially when you stop to consider that at the end of the day, Kate’s a mom just like any of us; she simply wants to make the best decisions for her kids.
And who can fault her for that?