Off to School: Princess Elisabeth Leave Belgium for College in Wales
Princess Elisabeth, the eldest daughter of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, has left Belgium to start her studies in the United Kingdom. The Princess will complete her secondary studies at the UWC Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
It is expected that Princess Elisabeth will stay in Wales until 2020, when she will receive an International Baccalaureate.
According to the Walloon press, the Princess will spend the first week at the College by doing various activities focused on the acquaintance between the students.
Peter T. Howe, Principal of UWC Atlantic College, said: “We look forward to welcoming Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant to UWC Atlantic College and our extended international United World Colleges community, which has helped spread messengers of peace worldwide for more than 50 years. In September, the Princess will join our community of nations, where she will live and study alongside 360 students, who represent over 90 nationalities and cultures, many of whom are able to join us thanks to the support of our scholarship and bursary programmes.”
The UWC Atlantic College, founded in 1962, is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme attended by approximately 350 students from more than 90 countries. Other prestigious alumni of the College were Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussain, daughter of King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan, and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.
On the occasion of her departure, the Belgian Royal Palace shared two pics of Princess Elisabeth: in the first one she posed with her suitcases and travelling bag in hand, while in the second she got a warm goodbye from her siblings Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore.
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