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Thousands of students across the country will be eagerly opening their A-Level results on Tuesday 10 August.
It’s a nerve-wracking time for the hard-working teens, who’ve spent two years working for a place at their favourite university.
17-year-old Lady Louise Windsor – the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s daughter – will be among those receiving results today, having just completed her AS-Levels.
The youngster follows in the footsteps of clever clogs Kate Middleton, and the Queen’s great grandchildren – like Prince William, Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie – who prove that the royal family is quite an academic bunch!
To celebrate A-Level results day, we’ve had a peek at who achieved the best grades in the monarchy…
Her Majesty the Queen studied at home before having private lessons with Henry Marten, vice provost of Eton. But, surprisingly, she’s never sat an academic exam in her life!
The Prince of Wales was a pupil at Gordonstoun – the boarding school he famously hated – where he achieved five GCSEs (then called O-Levels). He has two A-Levels in History (B) and French (C) and a 2:2 degree in History from Cambridge University.
His sister, Princess Anne, gained six O-Levels at Benenden School in Kent, and three A-Levels in English, History and Politics.
Princes Andrew and Edward
The Queen’s youngest children studied at Gordonstoun school, too.
Andrew got six O-Levels and Edward got nine!
They both scored three A-Levels in English, History and Politics, and Edward went on to get a 2:2 degree in History from Cambridge – just like Charles.
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Princes William and Harry
The Queen’s grandsons William and Harry broke family tradition by studying at Eton school in Windsor.
The Duke of Cambridge achieved 12 GCSEs and three A-Levels in Geography (A), History of Art (A) and Biology (C). He went on to get a 2:1 degree in Geography from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Harry gained 11 GCSEs and two A-Levels in Art (B) and Geography (D). He chose to travel for a year, then joined the army.
The Duchess of Cambridge achieved 11 GCSEs at St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne and three A-Levels in Maths (A), Art (A) and English (B) at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
After a gap year, she got a 2:1 degree in History of Art at St Andrews, where she met William.
It’s not known what grades the Duchess of Sussex achieved in Los Angeles, but we do know that at university she gained a double major in Theatre and International Relations.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie
The Duke of York’s daughters both achieved high grades at school.
Beatrice got A-Levels in Drama (A), History (B) and Film Studies (B) from St George’s School in Ascot.
She then studied History at Goldsmiths College in London, graduating with a 2:1 degree.
Younger sister Eugenie scored A-Levels in Art (A), English Literature (A) and History of Art (B) from Marlborough College.
She took a gap year then achieved a 2:1 degree in English Literature and History of Art at Newcastle University.
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