Lady Louise Windsor recently disclosed her after-school plans and confirmed she will be following in the footsteps of her cousin Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. Being a Royal Family member, one would think that education would be of utmost importance, but it would surprise you to know that three of the most significant Royal Family members didn’t get a university education.
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That’s right, the 96-year-old monarch never went to a university. She was given a private education along with her sister Margaret, reports Hello magazine. They were taught by their governess Marion Crawford who taught them history, language, literature and music. The Queen is fluent in French too.
She then further started studying independently of her sister and received private tuition in constitutional history from Eton College’s Vice-Provost.
Late Princess of Wales never got the chance to get a university education. She was 19 when she married into the Royal Family and so the question of a university education was out of the picture. She was home-schooled by her governess, Gertrude Allen before beginning her formal education at Silfield Private School and Riddlesworth Hall, an all-girls boarding school near Thetford.
When she joined West Heath Girls’ School in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1973, she flunked her O-Levels twice.
Like mother, like son. Prince Harry chose to follow in her mother’s footsteps instead of his elder brother. He got his education at Wetherby School and Ludgrove School and graduated from Eton. However, rather than picking up bags for university, he chose to complete ten months of officer commissioning training at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
He also went on to serve the army for ten years and rose to the ranks of Captain before he decided to leave it to settle down in life. He undertook two tours of Afghanistan while he was in the army.