Kate Middleton: Duchess could ditch this royal tradition – what will she do?

Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, 37. She is a full-time member of the Royal Family and will often follow royal traditions. However, there is one thing Kate could avoid doing altogether.

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Kate and William met at St Andrews University in 2001 and began dating soon after.

Despite a brief separation in 2007, the couple dated for eight years before getting engaged.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have three children together, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one.

While raising their children, it is likely they will follow some royal traditions.

However, the Duchess could make a surprising choice when it comes to the education of Prince George.

Royal fans may assume George would attend Eton, like royals before him, however Kate may actually choose another option.

A source told Daily Mail: “William and Catherine surprised many with their choice of Thomas’s Battersea for George over more traditional royal schools, but picked it because they felt it was the right fit for him.

“They are very keen to allow George to spread his wings as a child and won’t ever do what people expect them to do when it comes to their children.”

Both Kate and William had a privileged upbringing and were educated at private school.

Prince William attended Eton while Kate was educated at St Andrew’s School, Downe House School and Marlborough College.

The source revealed the couple had discussed sending George to Marlborough, which costs £12,605 a term.

This is slightly cheaper than Eton, which costs a pricey £14,167.

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It is likely that George will attend a prestigious university, however fewer students from Marlborough attend Oxford or Cambridge, at 10 percent, compared to Eton graduates.

With her children, Kate has followed a number of royal traditions, Zoe Bonser, Show Director at The Baby Show, told Express.co.uk.

She said: “Kate is definitely seen as more traditional. For instance, the children are always dressed in traditional British clothing for public appearances and these appearances are often accompanied with a lot of photos of the children.”

Kate has also looked to Princess Diana for tips on how to raise her family.

“Kate is also commended for following Diana’s hands-on parenting style,” she added.

“She also took George as a baby travelling for royal duties rather than leaving him at home with the nanny.

“ Kate generally seems to be commended as a great and inspirational mum – she promotes that children deserve time, attention and love from their parents, advocates that children should speak about their feelings, be taught kindness, respect and honesty and greatly values the importance of hugs.”

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