Despite their ambition to live a transatlantic lifestyle, Harry and Meghan will need to resolve the question of where their son Archie will be educated.
The Sussexes have not said whether the eight-month-old will go to school in Britain or
Should they decide to give their son a British education, they may opt to send him to the American Community School, opposite Windsor Great Park, in Egham, Surrey.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not said whether eight-month-old Archie will go to school in Britain or Canada. Pictured during their visit to the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa in September last year
Should they decide to give their son a British education, they may opt to send him to the American Community School (pictured), opposite Windsor Great Park, in Egham, Surrey
Pupils on the 20-acre campus come from 60 countries – and British children are the second-largest intake after Americans. The school charges £25,000 a year, compared to Eton College where fees are around £40,000.
Pupils are reportedly encouraged to be ‘catalysts for positive change’ and ‘globally minded world citizens’. Laying out its ‘vision and values’, the school states: ‘The World Needs New Thinking… Get Ready. At ACS we prepare our students to be ready. Ready for cultures that cross over, boundaries that blur and ideas that interconnect. Ready for a world that demands a new kind of learning – and a new kind of citizen.’
The choice of school would also ensure Archie is brought up with an appreciation of his mother’s American heritage. If they educate him in Canada, it would mark a departure from the traditional private education – both Harry and his brother William attended Eton College. It would also prevent Archie from travelling with his parents during term time.
When Archie was born, royal insiders said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted their child to grow up a ‘global citizen’.
When Archie was born, royal insiders said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted their child to grow up a ‘global citizen’. Pictured at St George’s Hal at Windsor Castle on May 8