The Crown posits that Prince Philip was quite upset at Elizabeth wanting to send Charles to Eton, insisting that he’d rather his son go to Gourdonston(sp?), which is where Philip was educated.
Obviously Philip had a soft spot in his heart for his alma mater, but he oft said that the boys at Eton are “mollycoddled.” I’m not sure what he meant by that, though (and yes, I know what “mollycoddled” means). Gourdonston had a reputation for putting the boys through the rigors physically as well as academically; did/does Eton not do the same? Are/were the teachers/boys at Eton less prone to bullying weaker students?