How Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet’s training will differ from George, Charlotte and Louis

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are mentioning their kids in California


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are mentioning their kids, Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, two, within the US, and their future training is more likely to be totally different than that of their royal cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie moved into their first household house in Montecito, California in July 2020 after the Sussexes made the choice to step again as senior royals.


Lilibet was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in June 2021, however like Archie, she holds twin citizenship of the US and the UK.

Early training in America consists of daycare and preschool, which Archie presently attends. Like nurseries within the UK, dad and mom often must pay for daycare.


HELLO! takes a have a look at the variations and similarities between the UK and US training methods.

When do kids begin college within the US?

Preschool can begin as early because the age of two and helps to arrange little ones for kindergarten.

Youngsters within the UK often begin obligatory training (reception class) in September after they’ve turned 4.

© Netflix The Sussexes reside in Montecito, which is house to a lot of good faculties

Within the US, it is barely totally different as kids start elementary college in kindergarten at across the age of 5 – 6.

The place will Archie and Lilibet go to high school?

Whereas Harry was educated at non-public faculties, together with Ludgrove and Eton School, he and Meghan could resolve to enrol Archie and Lilibet at a state college.

Montecito resident Richard Mineards beforehand shared some perception with HELLO!’s A Proper Royal Podcast concerning the form of training the younger royals might have in California.

“Now we have excellent faculties, which aren’t like England public faculties however they’re state faculties. And we’ve an excellent one referred to as Chilly Spring Faculty which has bought nice scores and that is of their catchment space,” Richard revealed.

He added: “So if Archie then follows by means of getting a state training, the following cease after this pre-school he goes to goes to be some type of junior college. Now we have an excellent junior college right here referred to as Montecito Union Faculty which may be very, excellent, has loads of Tony names attending, kids of the wealthy and well-known. Then, as I say, he might go to Chilly Springs or possibly they’re going to say that ‘Hey, we wish to comply with a personal training’.”

© Getty Harry attended Eton School

And if Harry and Meghan opted for personal training for his or her kids?

Richard mentioned: “Clearly, Harry was at Ludgrove after which at Eton School and so they would possibly go the non-public route, which might be one thing like Laguna Blanca or Cate Faculty, that are excellent non-public faculties – so it is actually as much as them what sort of path they tackle educating the youngsters. I imply, they have the cash to do it. However possibly Meghan want to comply with her regular roots and do it the state college manner.”

Hear extra from Richard and what life is like in Montecito for the Sussexes within the episode beneath…

What’s the American curriculum like?

As Archie and Lilibet transfer by means of the US training system (which usually follows elementary college, center college and highschool), the curriculum will not be too dissimilar to the training system within the UK.

Nonetheless, Math and Science within the US are taught sequentially fairly than concurrently, so physics in a single grade, adopted by chemistry within the subsequent 12 months.

© Netflix Lilibet and Archie will carve out their careers in future

College students within the UK research for his or her GCSES from the age of 14, with training changing into extra specialised on the age of 16, when pupils take three or 4 topics for A-Degree research.

A-Degree outcomes often decide which college course a scholar might be accepted onto.

© Getty George, Charlotte and Louis attend Lambrook impartial college in Berkshire

George, Charlotte and Louis have all the time attended fee-paying faculties, which may set their very own programme of studying, however pupils nonetheless sit GCSE and A-Degree exams.

Within the US, on the finish of highschool, college students apply for schools based mostly on their grades from 4 years of their highschool training referred to as GPA (Grade Level Common), outcomes from both SAT or ACT exams, in addition to extracurricular actions and private achievements.

If Archie and Lilibet needed to use to a British college, most institutions settle for SAT scores.