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Old 02-19-2020, 04:23 PM
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Has their been anything said yet if James will be moving to Eton or (or Wellington somewhere) in the Autumn? He'll be 13 in December? With Edward involved so much with the D of E Scheme I wonder if he will attend one of the schools like Wellington (which the Taylor boys attended) or Gordonstoun or if he'd just go to Eton.
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Has their been anything said yet if James will be moving to Eton or (or Wellington somewhere) in the Autumn? He'll be 13 in December? With Edward involved so much with the D of E Scheme I wonder if he will attend one of the schools like Wellington (which the Taylor boys attended) or Gordonstoun or if he'd just go to Eton.
Well if the reports are true of him now attending Eagle House School (and not St George’s anymore) then Wellington College is most likely as Eagle House is a feeder school for it.
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:16 AM
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Well if the reports are true of him now attending Eagle House School (and not St Georgeís anymore) then Wellington College is most likely as Eagle House is a feeder school for it.
oh you're right, Wellington College is 7 miles from Bagshot Park. Eton is 13 miles. I'm sure they chose St Mary's Ascot for Louise because of distance. I think the same factor will apply to James. Wellington it will be.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:50 AM
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oh you're right, Wellington College is 7 miles from Bagshot Park. Eton is 13 miles. I'm sure they chose St Mary's Ascot for Louise because of distance. I think the same factor will apply to James. Wellington it will be.
The choice of Wellington vs Eton will not have been made on the grounds of distance, as the journey will, at best, be made on exeat weekends. There will be a lot more factors to consider not least educational capability, fit and so on.
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Old 04-03-2020, 11:35 AM
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The choice of Wellington vs Eton will not have been made on the grounds of distance, as the journey will, at best, be made on exeat weekends. There will be a lot more factors to consider not least educational capability, fit and so on.
An above comment suggested that he would be a day student at Wellington and that if it's Wellington it would be on account of that school having the day option. But I also have checked the distance of both Wellington and Louise's current school from Bagshot Park and they are both extremely convenient. Most people who do not do the boarding school thing choose school based on convenience, travel wise. Even Charles and Diana chose Ludgrove, for example, because it's midway between London and Highgrove. We know the Wessex family keep close, and they keep their private life close to the vest, so to speak, and they like being close physically and in every other way. I just think Wellington is a good guess and will congratulate Molly2101 in the event of her guess being spot on.
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:39 PM
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An above comment suggested that he would be a day student at Wellington and that if it's Wellington it would be on account of that school having the day option. But I also have checked the distance of both Wellington and Louise's current school from Bagshot Park and they are both extremely convenient. Most people who do not do the boarding school thing choose school based on convenience, travel wise. Even Charles and Diana chose Ludgrove, for example, because it's midway between London and Highgrove. We know the Wessex family keep close, and they keep their private life close to the vest, so to speak, and they like being close physically and in every other way. I just think Wellington is a good guess and will congratulate Molly2101 in the event of her guess being spot on.
If I am not mistaken, W&H boarded at Ludgrove.
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:35 AM
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If I am not mistaken, W&H boarded at Ludgrove.
They absolutely did. They boarded from 8. As I presume their Phillip's did although ot sure. The York girls never really went to boarding school although flexi boarded at their respective schools at times and Eugenie at Marlborough for A Levels. I think the Wessex children may be the same and Louise does not board at all.
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:46 AM
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I think that the boarding school tradition is fading out a bit.. Weekly boarding seems to be a good compromise. the children aren't away for 3 months at a time..but they are at school and cared for, if their parents are away at work..
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:32 AM
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I think that the boarding school tradition is fading out a bit.. Weekly boarding seems to be a good compromise. the children aren't away for 3 months at a time..but they are at school and cared for, if their parents are away at work..
Most boarding schools have a lot more parent - children interaction these days. For example at Harrow,

> parents can come up on Sundays to watch the children play sport, and perhaps step out for lunch.
> Also, boys typically come home for a weekend every three weeks
> Half terms are typically 6 weeks into a 12 week term.

So all in all, a lot more access these days compared to earlier times.
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:27 AM
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I really can't imagine being away from my children for so long.
I am reading Harry Potter with my girls (7 &9 years) and I asked them if they could imagine boarding. And only seeing us during Summer and Christmas.
They couldn't.
Glad to know that there are more opportunities for children to see their parents now.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:05 AM
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Boarding as in weekly boarding is hugely popular and I often find that day children at boarding school desperately want to board because they miss all the fun. Which as teens tends to become the fun but yes if their parents live nearby they generally go home some if not most weekends.

William and Harry and I presume Zara and Peter had a very traditional boarding school set up but their four younger cousins seem to have a more modern attitude to it.
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I don't think James will board as Louise, as others have said, has never boarded and that probably won't change as she will be leaving secondary school in a couple of years. I never thought the Wessexes would have sent their children to board, not when there are very good and well-respected schools like St. Mary's nearby.
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Well if the reports are true of him now attending Eagle House School (and not St Georgeís anymore) then Wellington College is most likely as Eagle House is a feeder school for it.
I don't think he's at EH. Think it's Lambrook.
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This part from the article about the family participating in cleaning a beach seems relevant for this topic:

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Louise, who joshed with her brother and spoke animatedly about starting A-Levels in English, history, politics, and drama, worried that much of the progress made in persuading people to use reusable plastic cups had been lost.
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Had Louise already done her GCSEs? (I’m assuming so since she is starting her A Levels). It will be interesting to see where she goes to university!
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Had Louise already done her GCSEs? (Iím assuming so since she is starting her A Levels). It will be interesting to see where she goes to university!
She did her GCSEs this spring and has just started her A levels.
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Why donít British royals take A-level Maths or Physics ? Maybe Prince Richard of Gloucester did.
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:19 PM
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Why donít British royals take A-level Maths or Physics ? Maybe Prince Richard of Gloucester did.
Probably because they can choose what subjects they want to take?
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Had Louise already done her GCSEs? (I’m assuming so since she is starting her A Levels). It will be interesting to see where she goes to university!
Yes. It was mentioned at the time of the Windsor horse show that Louise would not be participating as she was busy with exams.

https://ca.hellomagazine.com/royalty...s-year-reason/



And then there was this about her waiting for her results.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...ks-up-22551306



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Why don’t British royals take A-level Maths or Physics ? Maybe Prince Richard of Gloucester did.
Likely based on what degree they are considering in university. There are recommended A levels for certain degree paths if you already know what you hope to study in university.

Zara- took a degree in physiotherapy (did her A levels in Biology, PE and geography)
Peter-cant find what he did his a levels in, but he did his university degree in sports sciences
William-Geoggraphy, Biology, history of art. Originally went for degree in history of art but switched to geography
Harry- art and geography
Beatrice-drama, history and film studies. Did a degree in history and history of ideas.
Eugenie-art, history of art and literature. Took a degree in English literature and history of art

None of Louise's cousins took an university path where either physics or math would have been a benefit to their study path. A levels are helping prepare you for further study so it makes sense none took them.

Older generation:
Charles: A levels in history and French. Took degree in anthropology, archaeology and history.
Andrew: English, history and economics. Like Harry, he didn't go on to university, straight to navy
Edward: English, history and politics. He studied history at University
Anne: English history and politics.

Prince Richard would have taken maths of some kind if he knew he would want to become an architect. And a science though physics might not have been the choice for that.
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Probably because they can choose what subjects they want to take?

I meant to ask why none of them seem to be interested in Math-oriented subjects. Prince William took Biology though, which at least is a natural science.
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