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Old 12-07-2019, 12:13 PM
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I am sorry but what does Harry's wedding have anything to do with a catholic school or not

Many non catholics go to catholic schools. There is nothing wrong with her attending one. Its not as she is converting.



James isn't likely to go to a prep school. St George's goes up to 13, which is the age kids start at Eton and many of the other top schools. William and Harry went to prep schools, because their earlier school ended at 8.
This is because Meghan went to a catholic school, by the way these catholic schools are very very good😉which the Royals know aswell.
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Margarita Armstrong-Jones also went to St. Mary's for a little while. She now goes to Tudor Hall in Oxfordshire. I can imagine the school's location and reputation for being academically good was more of a factor than the religious aspects of the school for the Wessexes. The school was also attended by Lady Amelia Windsor and Lady Marina Charlotte Windsor so it has family connections too.

The school was also named "Public School of the Year" by The Tatler and was also no.1 on the GCSE league tables last year.
https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/s...s-school-ascot

Outside of the BRF Infanta Elena of Spain and her daughter Victoria Federica both attended the school for a while, as well as her sister Infanta Cristina and Princess Caroline of Monaco. Various children of British aristocrats are also alumni.
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:30 AM
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Two entries in Wikipedia under education for James, Viscount Severn have listed that he attends Eagle House School a coeducational preparatory school near Sandhurst in Berkshire.
These entries have been deleted as they don't have a valid source. The individual noted: "Just an update because I go to school with him". I believe this is the closest someone has identified his school.

There has been speculative reference by the media and fans that James attends the same prep school Louise attended, St George's School, Windsor Castle. There has been no proof of this, just makes a good story that siblings attended same school that parents have a connection due to getting married in Windsor Castle church.

The idea that James attends Eagle House School is highly plausible as near Surrey also is a feeder school for Wellington College a co-educational day and boarding independent school in the village of Crowthorne, Berkshire.

Like Louise, I don't believe James is going to be a border when he moves to secondary school. The Wessex are very close to their children and Eton College (royal family favoured school) - I don't believe will be considered as every boy is required to be a border.

Trivia: Lady Helen Taylor two sons attended Wellington College.
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:58 AM
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James did attend St George’s in Windsor with Louise as he was seen in school photos. Perhaps he left when Louise left and moved to a school nearer home (and one that will help him get into Wellington College.)

I can’t see him attending Eton to be honest. I can see Wellington being first choice if he gets into it. Although I imagine the entrance exam to Eton is more difficult than Wellington but I don’t know anything about private school entrance examinations. I definitely also can’t see James boarding at school, especially if it’s one that isn’t too far away.
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Old 12-20-2019, 05:16 AM
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All the pictures of St George's are of Louise incl. during Garter days. I have not seen any pictures of James. In any case it seems he is now at Eagle House School.
Wellington College & Eton College are in the same league academically & prestige - and part of the G20 Schools Group. Difference is that Eton requires full boarding and boys school. Where Wellington is a co-ed and offers both day & boarding options.
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Old 12-20-2019, 07:50 AM
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All the pictures of St George's are of Louise incl. during Garter days. I have not seen any pictures of James. In any case it seems he is now at Eagle House School.
Wellington College & Eton College are in the same league academically & prestige - and part of the G20 Schools Group. Difference is that Eton requires full boarding and boys school. Where Wellington is a co-ed and offers both day & boarding options.
In my opinion, Eton is by far a more prestigious school than Wellington, with a higher academic standard at entry.
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Old 12-20-2019, 08:20 AM
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James did attend St Georgeís in Windsor with Louise as he was seen in school photos. Perhaps he left when Louise left and moved to a school nearer home (and one that will help him get into Wellington College.)

I canít see him attending Eton to be honest. I can see Wellington being first choice if he gets into it. Although I imagine the entrance exam to Eton is more difficult than Wellington but I donít know anything about private school entrance examinations. I definitely also canít see James boarding at school, especially if itís one that isnít too far away.
May I ask why you think so about James? It seems as if you doubt his intelligence,but why should you?
I think the Wessex' children have maybe the best upbringing of all the Queen's grandchildren, the parents seem to care very much for them.
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Old 12-20-2019, 09:01 AM
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May I ask why you think so about James? It seems as if you doubt his intelligence,but why should you?

I think the Wessex' children have maybe the best upbringing of all the Queen's grandchildren, the parents seem to care very much for them.


I donít think itís got anything to do with intelligence, more Jamesí personality.
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Old 12-20-2019, 09:16 AM
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James did attend St George’s in Windsor with Louise as he was seen in school photos. Perhaps he left when Louise left and moved to a school nearer home (and one that will help him get into Wellington College.)

I can’t see him attending Eton to be honest. I can see Wellington being first choice if he gets into it. Although I imagine the entrance exam to Eton is more difficult than Wellington but I don’t know anything about private school entrance examinations. I definitely also can’t see James boarding at school, especially if it’s one that isn’t too far away.



Sorry if I am not familiar with this discussion, but why does everybody here seem to think James will not be a boarder ? Isn't boarding the norm for boys in his social class ?
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Old 12-20-2019, 09:29 AM
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Sorry if I am not familiar with this discussion, but why does everybody here seem to think James will not be a boarder ? Isn't boarding the norm for boys in his social class ?


Perhaps, less so in the last couple of years. But, and this is my impression only, James would be the type of person to remain close to home and not board. His personality, or what Iíve seen of it has been quite shy and reserved, possibly introverted. Again, itís only my impression.
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Based on Louise being at St Mary’s and being a day student not boarder. We can make same assumption that the Wessex want the same for James.
While parents & cousins might have been boarders, I don’t believe that is what Edward & Sophie want for their kids. They seem to be very close & tight knit family considering the difficulties of having kids.
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Eugenie boarded and Beatrice was a day girl. It doesn't have to be a blanket decision for each family. I boarded and so did one other sibling the others were day girls. It's definitely not about being a close knit family or not, we were and are still very close. Zara and Peter both boarded and both are very close to each other and their parents. Boarding was probably the only way William and Harry were ever going to get a shot at being "just one of the boys" and some stability but that's not the case for their cousins.

We know very little about either of the siblings and can't really make many assessments about their personality, especially as whenever we do see them it's when cameras are pointed at their faces

Both Eton and Wellington are very good schools and both claim to be academic whilst looking for the all round candidate. Eton is Eton for better or worse in terms of "being at school for 5 years and then spending the rest of your life as an Old Etonian" but being the Queen's grandson already overshadows all that. Let's be honest, as long as he can put up an okay showing during assessment/13+ I don't think James will have a problem getting in to wherever his parents want him to go.

As for St. Mary's I know someone who went there and religion isn't an overriding feeling at the school, even though it's present. And if you're used to high church/mid church Anglican it's not that much different in practice anyway. It's more about it's location, academic and social reputation. If they send James to Ampleforth it might be a bit different.

The role of the Wessexes might also mean boarding or the option for Flexiboarding might become necessary if they in the short term pick up some of Andrew's dropped role or supporting Charles in the early years.
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:17 PM
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In my opinion, Eton is by far a more prestigious school than Wellington, with a higher academic standard at entry.
Isn't Eton the most prestigious school in the UK?

I've always had the impression that there are only a few schools comparable to Eton: Harrow, Westminster, Rugby.

To be honest, I've never heard of Wellington and can't believe it's on the same level.
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Isn't Eton the most prestigious school in the UK?

I've always had the impression that there are only a few schools comparable to Eton: Harrow, Westminster, Rugby.

To be honest, I've never heard of Wellington and can't believe it's on the same level.
I agree with the broad concept, some of the best known schools for boys include Eton, Winchester, Harrow, Westminster and St Paul's. Rugby is not a particularly academic school. For girls, the list would include Cheltenham, Wycombe Abbey, North London Collegiate and St Paul's Girls.
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Old 12-23-2019, 03:37 AM
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This is because Meghan went to a catholic school, by the way these catholic schools are very very good😉which the Royals know aswell.
Not all roads lead to Meghan!
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Please note that posts discussing the physical aspects of Lady Louise have been deleted as off topic, and frankly insulting.

If you wish to comment on the looks and/or grooming of a teenager (by making catty remarks behind a keyboard) do it some place else!
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It doesn't the name recognition of Eton or Harrow but Wellington is a prestigious, well known school with many notable old boys (and girls) etc. It's on the same level, (not just academically) as Marlborough, Radley etc. It used to have a reputation of sending more than the average boys to Sandhurst but I don't know if that's still true.
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Old 12-23-2019, 06:58 AM
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I agree with the broad concept, some of the best known schools for boys include Eton, Winchester, Harrow, Westminster and St Paul's. Rugby is not a particularly academic school. For girls, the list would include Cheltenham, Wycombe Abbey, North London Collegiate and St Paul's Girls.
Here is the list of the top 100 independent schools in the UK by percentage of pupils achieving top A-Level grades.

That is a ranking for upper secondary schools though, which doesn’t apply in Vuscountt Severn’s case.
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Whatever school the Wessexes chose for James, it is always a more privileged place than the cash-strapped municipal school with a leaking roof and mould on the walls, somewhere in a neglected suburb in Nottingham or Brixton. Discussions about Wellington, Eton or Harrow... the kids in forgotten suburbia can only dream about it.
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Whatever school the Wessexes chose for James, it is always a more privileged place than the cash-strapped municipal school with a leaking roof and mould on the walls, somewhere in a neglected suburb in Nottingham or Brixton. Discussions about Wellington, Eton or Harrow... the kids in forgotten suburbia can only dream about it.
Indeed. But that will always be the case if one were to compare a council estate with BP, an NHS hospital with KE VII, the slow train for Marylebone to HM's state Bentley.
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