Princess Charlotte could be set to make history as one of first girls to achieve this huge honour

It's predicted that Princess Charlotte could be among the first girls to attend Eton

Princess Charlotte could be set to make history
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Princess Charlotte could be set to make history as one of first girls to achieve a huge honour historically reserved for boys. 

Princess Charlotte could be set to make history if she follows her brother Prince George who is rumoured to be attending boarding school at Eton.

The nine-year-old future King was spotted having a taste of boarding school life when he visited Eton College alongside his mum Kate and dad Prince William.

Princess Charlotte could be set to make history

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And while the college only currently accepts admissions of boys from the ages of 13, it could soon go co-ed - allowing girls and boys to study at the public school.

And if it does, it could see Princess Charlotte make not one but two firsts - she would become one of the first girls to attend the school and also one of the first female members of the Royal Family to attend Eton.

According to the Daily Star, "Sources close to the couple had previously claimed they did not want their kids to attend separate schools, and Charlotte could be joining her older brother in the next five years. The school costs a whopping £45,000 a year."

It comes as the school was reported to be considering girls to join it for the first time in its 600-year history.

Eton's Provost Lord (William) Waldegrave told Daily Mail last year that it was expected to go 'co-ed in due course'.

"Every year, the governors of Eton consider whether Eton should go co-ed," he said, "And we don't quite decide. But, of course, we will go co-ed in due course."

Prince George, Kate Middleton, Prince Louis, Prince William and Princess Charlotte

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Both Prince William and Prince Harry attended Eton College when they were younger. Prince William enrolled at the school first in 1995.

The Wales kids currently all attend Lambrook School, after moving from St Thomas' Battersea when the family relocated from Kensington Palace to Adelaide Cottage. And it's understood that attending the same schools is something the Prince and Princess of Wales are keen to continue.

Prince George was previously revealed to enjoy rugby at school with his mum watching him play from the sidelines.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life with more than 16 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.