Labour MP: Send George to state school, not Eton
dmg media (UK)
The Party’s Over
PRINCE William should break with Royal tradition by sending Prince George to a state school, a Labour MP has claimed. Norwich MP Clive Lewis said that the decision was ‘a matter for his parents’, but added: ‘There’s an argument to be made for him to go to a state school. ‘He is a future king and I would suggest that at a state school he would rub shoulders with a much broader cross-section of his future subjects than he would at Eton.’ The call comes as Labour sources have discussed the ‘optics’ of George, nine, following his father to Eton at a time when the party expects to be in power after next year’s Election – and whether the Prince of Wales could be ‘nudged’ into taking a different decision. It is understood the Princess of Wales would prefer George to attend a co-educational school such as her alma mater, Marlborough College, where fees are £42,500. George currently attends £21,000-a-year Lambrook School in Windsor, a feeder school for Eton.