There isn’t a set place royals have all gone to school over the years. From posh boarding schools to home-learning, members of the Royal Family have all taken different approaches to their children’s education. Read on to find out where some of the nation’s best-loved royals studied, and which royals went on to earn a university degree.
The Queen and Prince Philip
As a child, the Queen and her sister Princess Margaret were tutored at home by their governess Marion Crawford, who they called Crawfie.
Neither earned any formal qualifications, but the Queen was taught extensively about the constitution and she learned to speak fluent French.
Prince Philip attended Gordonstoun School, a boarding school located in Moray, Scotland, known for its tough schedule and sports-centred curriculum.
He later pursued a career in the Royal Navy, attending the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth where he met the future Queen and Princess Margaret during a royal tour of the grounds.
The Queen’s children
Prince Charles was initially tutored at home, before going onto the Cheam School in Headley, Hampshire, where his father was a pupil.
Charles would later attend Gordonstoun like his father too, eventually becoming Head Boy before studying at Trinity College, Cambridge, reading Archaeology, Anthropology and History and earning a 2.2 degree.
The Queen’s other sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward also attended Gordonstoun like their father and older brother.
As Gordonstoun was a boys-only school at the time, Princess Anne was instead tutored at home until the age of 13, before she boarded at Benenden School near Cranbrook, Kent.
Prince Andrew later pursued a career in the Royal Navy, while Edward attended Jesus College, Cambridge, earning a 2.2 degree in History.
In recent years it has become much more common for royals to gain a university education.
Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York’s daughters both attended university, with Princess Beatrice gaining a 2.1 degree in History and History of Ideas from Goldsmiths, University of London.
The couple’s youngest daughter, Princess Eugenie, also studied Art History, English Literature and Politics at Newcastle University.
Princess Anne’s two children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, attended Gordonstoun like their grandfather Prince Philip, and later they both attended university.
Both Peter and Zara studied at the University of Exeter, with Peter studying Sport Science and Zara studying Equine Physiotherapy.
Prince Edward’s two children with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Louise and James, are still in school.
— to www.express.co.uk