Mike Tindall has publicly said he does not want his daughter, Mia, to attend a boarding school and follow to tradition of the Royal Family.
Mia, now 2 years old, is the granddaughter of Princess Anne, through her daughter, Zara, and former-England rugby player Mike Tindall. It seems the youngster won’t be sent to boarding school because Mike Tindall has better plans for her, choosing not to follow the Royal Family’s aged tradition.
Zara’s husband went to a private school, but didn’t board. He told to the MailOnline: “My school was a public one and plenty of my mates lived in, but I was just a day student and it definitely didn’t do me any harm. If anything, I enjoyed the best of both worlds.”
He added: “Personally, I’d rather she attend a school that’s nearby, where we’ll always be on hand if she needs us. Anything else goes against my instincts.”
Many Royals are sent to boarding school for their education. Peter and Zara Phillips, Prince Andrew and Prince Charles all attended an esteemed boarding school in northern Scotland: Gordonstoun. Gordonstoun is an elite full-boarding school with approximately 600 boys and girls with ages ranging from 8 – 18; it was here that Prince Philip was educated in the 1930s after coming to the UK.
Prince William and Prince Harry both attended Ludgrove School before being sent away to Eton College – a little closer, situated across the river from Windsor Castle.
The Queen’s great-granddaughter daughter Mia received much attention recently when she was featured in a photo for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, taken by Annie Leibovitz, where she was seen holding The Queen’s handbag. It has been revealed this wasn’t planned and that the toddler simply picked up the bag before the image was shot.
Mia Tinall picked up her great-grandmother’s handbag for a photo to celebrate The Queen’s 90th
L-R in the photo: James, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise (children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex), Mia Tindall (daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall), Princess Charlotte, Savannah Phillips, Prince George, Isla Phillips (she and sister Savannah are daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips).