Meghan and Harry could choose American school over Eton for their child

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Harry and Meghan, pictured at the Endeavour Fund Awards, are expecting their first child this spring [Photo: PA]

The Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge both attended Eton College in Windsor for their secondary school education – which went against the tradition of sending royal children to Gordonstoun.

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have several years before they think about their unborn child’s education, there’s been some speculation that they may choose to send he or she to an American school.

According to The Sunday Times, there are rumours within royal circles that the couple may choose to send their child to a highly regarded international college formerly known as the American Community School (ACS), which is opposite Windsor Great Park in Egham, Surrey.

The Sussexes are set to move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate before their baby arrives, so ACS would be a pretty easy school run for them.

Prince Harry pictured in his room at Eton College in May 2003 [Photo: PA]

The school has 600 students aged four to 18 and of 60 different nationalities.

It teaches several international baccalaureate programmes but also offers pupils aged 16-18 the opportunity to study for a US high school diploma.

This is probably part of the appeal for LA-born Meghan, who attended the all-girls Immaculate Heart High School. The duchess is said to be keen to ensure her child grows up fully aware of his or her American heritage.

In terms of cost, Eton College will set you back £40,000 a year, but in comparison ACS’ fees are £25,000 a year.

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