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Old 06-12-2015, 03:01 PM
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And here I thought to myself, oh no, what's he done now!
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:05 PM
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Good for him! I wish him the best.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:33 AM
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^^^^^^ Ok sorry about that. That won't happen again
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:17 PM
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As per Bekia,Don Felipe Juan de Marichalar is being sent to a military school in the United States which will be paid for by Queen Sofia.

La Reina Sofía envía a su nieto Froilán a una escuela militar en Estados Unidos - Bekia


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Old 08-11-2015, 03:57 PM
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Interesting. Why an US military school and why not Spanish?
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:02 PM
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Maybe because he probably won't get any favored treatment in the states and/or trying to throw his weight around will get him exactly nowhere. He will be a small fish in a big pond and not the other way like he is used too.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:04 PM
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Exactly. He is virtually unknown here in the US. He will grow up very fast, I think.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:07 PM
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I also think it will be better for Froilan.You may become more responsible.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:19 PM
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For Froilan's sake I hope this will have a positive impact upon him. He's nearly an adult and this seems to be a last ditch attempt to help him.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:24 PM
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Why not a European military school? What is wrong with Sandhurst? Is Froilan going to Annapolis or West Point?
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Exactly. He is virtually unknown here in the US. He will grow up very fast, I think.
Sandurst could be suitable for Froilan. The academy has King Hamad of Bahrain, King Abdullah of Jordan, Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Prince Henry, and a long list of the Gulf sheikhs as alumni.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:56 PM
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He does not need to be with princes and young sheiks. He needs to be with commoners who don't give a flip snippy about who his grandpa is.
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Why not a European military school? What is wrong with Sandhurst? Is Froilan going to Annapolis or West Point?

Sandurst could be suitable for Froilan. The academy has King Hamad of Bahrain, King Abdullah of Jordan, Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Prince Henry, and a long list of the Gulf sheikhs as alumni.
I do believe that Froilan would at least needed to have graduated from high school to attend Sandhurst and he hasn't done that yet. Eighty percent of Sandhurst's cadets are university graduates though a university degree is not required for admission.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:36 PM
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Why not a European military school? What is wrong with Sandhurst? Is Froilan going to Annapolis or West Point?

Sandurst could be suitable for Froilan. The academy has King Hamad of Bahrain, King Abdullah of Jordan, Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Prince Henry, and a long list of the Gulf sheikhs as alumni.
I think HGD Guillaume of Luxembourg spent time there as well.

The advantage of being in the US vs. in Europe is that-as another poster has pointed out-no one here is aware of the fact that he is the grandson of a king. No one will be influenced by his Royal connections.

At Sandhurst he would have been among young men of his own social rank. The fact that Froilan has no title is a mere technicality. His father is an aristocrat, his mother an Infanta.

He is a prince in all but name.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:42 PM
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Why not a European military school? What is wrong with Sandhurst? Is Froilan going to Annapolis or West Point.
Getting into West Point or Annapolis would be impossible without completing high school at the top of your class and then being recommended by your Congressman. That also goes for the Air Force Academy. Unlike Sandhurst, not many non=Americans are given the opportunity to go to these academies. I think Froilan is being sent to a Military School, not a Military Academy.
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Why not a European military school? What is wrong with Sandhurst? Is Froilan going to Annapolis or West Point?

Sandurst could be suitable for Froilan. The academy has King Hamad of Bahrain, King Abdullah of Jordan, Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Prince Henry, and a long list of the Gulf sheikhs as alumni.
Isn't he still in highschool? Annapolis and West Point are undergraduate.
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Getting into West Point or Annapolis would be impossible without completing high school at the top of your class and then being recommended by your Congressman. That also goes for the Air Force Academy. Unlike Sandhurst, not many non=Americans are given the opportunity to go to these academies. I think Froilan is being sent to a Military School, not a Military Academy.
You're right; that's where he's going. I'm keen on hearing the exact school.

Why the U.S.? Isn't it where the SRF sends their bad boys to lay low for a bit?
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You're right; that's where he's going. I'm keen on hearing the exact school.

Why the U.S.? Isn't it where the SRF sends their bad boys to lay low for a bit?
US and Britain are the two countries of choice for most families when choosing a school for their offspring. How many of the current royals have not attended both undergraduate and graduate schools in the US. US have many excellent schools, high academic standards, great incubators for talent and networking, easy to be anonymous and far away from home.

I hope they have found a school for the young man that suits him. Military schools can be very tough, make it or break it kind of mentality. But they are also very good at making men out of boys.
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Mmm something makes me feel he won't be there long. Time will tell


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