In the realm of academia, even the most privileged individuals, including members of the Royal Family, go through the anticipation and excitement of receiving their A-Level grades.
This experience, laden with months of hard work and suspense, recently graced the life of Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.
The path the Royals tread in education has evolved over the decades.
A Shift in Royal Education
Historically, education for the royals was vastly different from the norm.
Notable figures such as Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret received home education, while Princess Anne’s attendance at Benenden in Kent required a special request.
The educational landscape has since shifted, bringing a mix of academic outcomes among the Royals.
King Charles’s Academic Pursuits
King Charles attended Gordonstoun in the Scottish Highlands.
His achievements included five O-levels and two A-levels, with a B in History and a C in French.
These grades earned him a place at Cambridge University, where he pursued a degree in History and achieved a 2:2.
It’s been whispered that Charles’s bodyguard, who accompanied him to classes, also remarkably secured a first-class degree.
Prince William’s Path
Prince William’s A-level journey unfolded at Eton College, culminating in an A in Geography, a B in Art, and a C in Biology.
His academic voyage led him to St Andrews in Scotland, initially studying History of Art before switching to Geography.
Prince Harry’s Unique Experience
Like his brother, Prince Harry also attended Eton.
His A-level results included a B in Art and a D in Geography.
Alongside academics, Prince Harry’s extensive extra-curricular involvement as House Captain of Games, polo, cricket, rugby player, and Combined Cadet Force member is noteworthy.
Kate Middleton’s Competitiveness
Kate Middleton, known for her competitive spirit, secured impressive A-level results at Marlborough College: As in Maths and Art, and a B in English.
Her educational journey took her to Edinburgh University before switching to St Andrews, where she crossed paths with her future husband.
Meghan Markle’s American Route
In the US, Meghan Markle’s educational path diverged from traditional A-levels.
She took the SAT exams, earning a place at Northwestern University in Illinois.
Meghan pursued a double major in Theatre and International Relations, graduating in 2003.
Princess Anne’s Pioneering Path
Princess Anne holds the distinction of being the first female British royal to attend school.
She achieved six O-Levels and three A-levels (English, History, and Politics) at Benenden School in Kent.
Diana’s Setbacks and Triumphs
Princess Diana faced academic setbacks, failing her exams twice.
Despite this, her journey led her to work as a nanny before assuming her role as a full-time royal after marrying Prince Charles.
Eugenie’s Academic Achievement
Princess Eugenie shone academically, securing two As in Art and English Literature, and a B in History of Art at A-level.
Her tertiary education continued with studies in English Literature, History of Art, and Politics at Newcastle, culminating in a 2:1.
Beatrice’s Path to Knowledge
Princess Beatrice earned an A in Drama and two Bs in History and Film Studies at A-level.
Later, she pursued further studies at Goldsmith’s, where she achieved a 2:1 in History of Ideas.
Lady Louise Windsor’s Pandemic Education
Amid the pandemic, Lady Louise Windsor faced her A-Levels in 2022.
While her exact grades remain undisclosed, she met the stringent entry requirements of St Andrews, where she embarked on an MA in English.
Queen Elizabeth II: A Unique Educational Journey
Queen Elizabeth II’s educational journey deviated from the norm.
Home-tutored until her uncle Edward VIII’s abdication, she received lessons on constitutional history from the vice provost of Eton College.
The Queen’s inquisitive nature and thirst for learning remained a defining aspect of her reign.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn