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Old 08-06-2010, 05:09 AM
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Well there is no book How To be a good King/Queen 101.
Heirs to the throne learn from their parents, they move with the times, for instance in this day an age you don't want a King/Queen like we had during the war do we?
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:21 AM
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A langauge. Two (including their native tongue) or more.
First hand charity work involvement.
Cultural awareness through whatever means be it study, life experiences or both.
Political science.
International relations.
Constitutional studies.

Again, purely my opinion.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:35 AM
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IMO the best education for a future kng or queen is life experience, meeting as many people as possible, learning as much as possible about their country and others, being politically astute, an understanding of economics, sociology, history, the constitution, and all this whilst being fully aware of their position and carrying out their duties in a manner and style that befits someone of that station. From that, they can then develope over time their own way of reigning and introduce their own traditions whilst maintaining the traditions already in place. They should also learn to be friendly, chatty and sociable in a natural and gracious way and without being overly jokey. Gosh, it can't be easy being a king or queen!!!!!
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:59 PM
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Thumbs up nice topic

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Imo...

A langauge. Two (including their native tongue) or more.
First hand charity work involvement.
Cultural awareness through whatever means be it study, life experiences or both.
Political science.
International relations.
Constitutional studies.

Again, purely my opinion.
I fully agree.I also agree with Jacknch who said that meeting as many people as possible is something of major importance.

I would like to add something else,no offence to anyone here or general but i think that a future King/Queen should excel in studies concerning Law,Economics,Administration and of course International Relations and Political Science as Madame Royale said.
I am seriously sicked and tired of royals who study Art History,Theatre and Philosophy.I am not implying that studies concerning Art History and Theatre are not important (well,you know what i mean) but it is a terrible cliché.Again no offence to anyone but i'd love to see a worldwide known Economist/Engineer among the Royal community.We are full of Princes and Princesses that attended the very best private boarding schools worldwide,then went abroad to study -deep breath- ''history-music-languages-litterature-public relations-art-media-and many other subjects-'' in four years,or started something and then quitted after the first or second year.Many of them went for an Internship somewhere and they were done with studies.Attending a prestigious private high school means nothing to me.They should equally compete with the others and get degrees that justify a serious higher education.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:17 PM
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A royal heir to the throne if they go to college should complete their studies. It's preferable that he or she have a college degree these days. You don't have to go to college to be a good monarch (Queen Elizabeth II didn't but had a good formal education and was prepared when she became Queen because she was prepared for it most of her life), but it helps.

Many royals live in their own world and it's very different from most people's lives. It would be good if they did volunteer work and mingled with the common folk. They would get a much better idea of what life is for the common person. People admire a royal who steps outside their box and goes to an area that is not in their comfort zone. A King or Queen whose likes people and is comfortable with anyone regardless of their social or political standing is an asset.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:56 PM
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Crown Prince Haakon attended the University of California, Berkely and graduated with a degree in political science. He did a Masters at LSE.
King Harald studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford but I don't know if he got a degree.
Crown Princess Victoria got her degree last year, from Uppsala University I think?
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:25 PM
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King Carl Gustav doesn't have one either, although he did officer training which must have taken a few years after school and studied for a time at university. He became King at 27 so maybe he never got time to complete a degree?
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:13 PM
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Are there any royals (born as royal or married in royalty), who have no university final degree?
That's a very good question. I think Lady Diana Spencer hadn't degree either.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:29 PM
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:24 PM
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Until the current generation, it seems to have been uncommon for royals to earn degrees. Some took courses at the college level, IIRC, but I don't think any of the current monarchs has an diploma. I believe all of the current heirs have one, though many took a somewhat meandering route to get it- Victoria for example only officially earned her degree in the last year, and Frederik was also in his 30s when he got his.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:09 PM
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Fred was 27 when he received his MSc in Political Science from Aarhus University

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Old 11-28-2010, 06:51 PM
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Until the current generation, it seems to have been uncommon for royals to earn degrees. Some took courses at the college level, IIRC, but I don't think any of the current monarchs has an diploma.
I know King Harald graduated from the Military Academy in 1959 - is this considered a college degree in Norway? In the U.S. all our military schools (Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, West Point) are universities that grant college degrees.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:54 PM
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Mette -Marrit doesn't have any degree
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:47 PM
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I thoguht Alexandra did, she was mastering a feew languages too before marrieng Joahim
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:02 PM
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Prince Harry is the only one of the eligible grandchildren of the Queen who doesn't. Beatrice should have hers next year and Eugenie has started her second year. Neither Andrew or Anne have degrees but Charles and Edward both do have degrees.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:33 AM
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:39 PM
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I thoguht Alexandra did, she was mastering a feew languages too before marrieng Joahim
Mastering languages doesn't mean that you have a degree. While the degrees of Mary and Marie are mentioned in their official CV, there is nothing mentioned in the CV of Alexandra.

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I saw a reference on the Luxemburg thread about a Catholic boarding school called Philanthropos, but can find no infomation about it (i.e., Wiki doesn't have an article). Can anyone provide some basic info? Thanks.
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:29 PM
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You probably mean the "L'Institut européen d'études anthropologiques Philanthropos" (Institut Philanthropos - Accueil). It's located in Fribourg, Switzerland and isn't a traditional school but kind of a 'school' where you talk and learn about anthropological questions in a quite catholic way, afaik.
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