15 exclusive boarding schools that are attended by royal families around the world

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  • All over the world, there are expensive and exclusive private schools that have welcomed royal children into their classrooms. 
  • In England, Prince William and Prince Harry both attended Eton College, while Kate Middleton was a student at Marlborough College.
  • Switzerland also has exclusive schools loved by royals, such as Collège Alpin Beau Soleil and Aiglon College.
  • Annual fees to attend some of these schools top $50,000, while the most expensive cost upwards of $100,000 a year.
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When it comes to educating the younger generations, only the most expensive schools in the world will do for royals.

11选5精准杀号法While some future monarchs studied at internationally renowned institutions like Eton and Harrow, or at elite boarding schools in Switzerland, others like King Abdullah II of Jordan were sent to smaller schools to start their education.

From St Edmund's in Surrey, England, to Lakefield College School in Ontario, Canada, here are 15 private schools that have been given royal approval.

Edith Hancock contributed to an earlier version of this story.

Both Prince William and Prince Harry attended Eton College in Windsor, England.

ETON, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Boys make their way to classes across the historic cobbled School Yard of Eton College on May 26, 2008 in Eton, England. An icon amongst private schools, since its founding in 1440 by King Henry VI, Eton has educated 18 British Prime Ministers, as well as prominent authors, artists and members of royal families from around the world. The school caters for some 1300 pupils divided into 25 houses each one overseen by a housemaster chosen from the senior ranks of the staff which number around 160. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Students at Eton College.
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School Fees: 11选5精准杀号法£14,167 ($18,301) per term

Type: All boys

Eton College is the UK's best-known private school. Both Princes Harry and William are , as well as Prime Minister Boris Johnson, former Prime Minister David Cameron, and actor Eddie Redmayne.

Prince Charles attended Hill House School in London in 1956.

Hill House International Junior School
Hill House School.
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Annual fees: from ($18,250) to £18,800 ($24,283)

Type: Mixed

Hill House International Junior School was but a branch in London opened in 1951. It was — the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II — before he moved on to his secondary education.

Princess Eugenie and Kate Middleton both attended Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England.

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Marlborough College.
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Annual Fees: ($50,355)

Type: Mixed

Although before she was a royal, the Duchess of Cambridge is still considered a well-regarded alum at the 177-year-old school. Princess Eugenie — daughter of the Duke of York and 10th in line to the British monarchy — also .

Harrow School in London has welcomed famous royals from all over the world into its classrooms.

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Students at Harrow.
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School Fees: 11选5精准杀号法£13,925 ($17,991) per term

Type: All boys

11选5精准杀号法Harrow is popular with royals all over the world, and counts Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani — the current Emir of Qatar — , as well Lord Nicholas Windsor, Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin. The institution is boater hats and its fierce rivalry with Eton College.

St. George's School in Berkshire, England, was Princess Beatrice's school of choice.

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Cost for boarding students per term: £12,175 ($15,719)

Cost for day students per term: £7,830 ($10,109)

Type:11选5精准杀号法 All girls

11选5精准杀号法Princess Beatrice — the Duke of York's daughter and ninth in line to the throne — began . She completed A-levels in drama, history, and film, and was even named head girl.

Benenden in Kent, England, counts Princess Anne among its former pupils.

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School fee per term: ($16,952)

Type:11选5精准杀号法 All girls

11选5精准杀号法Benenden is the only girls' all-boarding school in the UK, and it has a . As the Queen's daughter, Princess Anne probably did not have to wait for a place.

The New School at West Heath in Kent, England, counts Princess Diana as one of its former students.

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The New School at West Heath.
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Annual fees: 11选5精准杀号法£52,500 ($64,649) per year

Type: Mixed

Known then as Diana Spencer, the Princess of Wales attended the New School at West Heath, which . Today, it's called West Heath School and has welcomed boys into its halls.

St. Edmund's School in Surrey, England, once taught King Abdullah II of Jordan.

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St. Edmund's School.
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School Fees: ($4,234) per term

This small independent preparatory school in Surrey has a surprisingly royal past. St Edmund's was before he moved to the US for high school.

 

The most famous former students of Gordonstoun in Scotland are Prince Charles and his brothers Andrew and Edward.

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Cost for boarding students per term: £8,650 ($11,168)

Cost for day students per term: 11选5精准杀号法£5,350 ($6,907)

Type: Mixed

Prince Charles started  and eventually became the school's "Guardian," or head boy. Charles didn't enjoy his time at the notoriously strict Scottish institution,

Outside of the UK, École des Roches in Normandy, France, once attracted Denmark's royal family.

École des Roches in Normandy, France
École des Roches.
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Cost for seven-day boarding students per year: 32,800 € ($35,416)

Cost for day students per year: 11选5精准杀号法11,900 € ($12,850)

Type: Mixed

11选5精准杀号法Founded in 1899, this French school has most recently , the youngest son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, from 1982 to 1983.

One of the world's most expensive schools, the Institut Le Rosey in Rolle, Switzerland, counts the Shah of Iran, Prince Rainier of Monaco, and King Farouk of Egypt among its alumni.

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School fees:

 Type: Mixed

Institut Le Rosey is one of the and teaches students both French and English. Students are also encouraged to take weekend trips across Europe to further their education. 

Royalty from Luxembourg and Denmark have attended Collège Alpin Beau Soleil in Switzerland.

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Collège Alpin Beau Soleil.
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School fees: 11选5精准杀号法 ($141,000)

Type: Mixed

Located in the Alps, Collège Alpin Beau Soleil is in the country. The curriculum is run in French and English, and it includes trips to Cambodia and Ghana. Princess Marie of Denmark and Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg both attended the prestigious school. 

Aiglon College in Switzerland has also welcomed royalty, including the Princess of Greece and Denmark.

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Aiglon College.
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Cost for boarding students per term: from ($71,662)

Cost for day students per term: 11选5精准杀号法from 35,100 CHF ($35,679)

Type: Mixed

11选5精准杀号法Aiglon is a unique private school in that the and introspection. In fact, each day starts with a morning meditation. Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark , which is located in the Alps. 

Across the sea in Ontario, Canada, Lakefield College School has welcomed members of the British and Spanish royal family into its classrooms.

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Lakefield College School.
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Annual fees for Canadian and US students:

Annual fees for international students: $69,700

Annual fees for day students: $33,900

Type: Mixed

11选5精准杀号法Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and the Queen's youngest child, as an exchange student. The Canadian boarding school is popular with royals and .

While many royals choose to study in Europe, some prefer an American education, like King Abdullah II of Jordan, who studied at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.

Deerfield Academy
Deerfield Academy.
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Cost for boarding students per year: $63,220

Cost for day students per year: $45,740

Type: Mixed

King Abdullah II, the reigning monarch of Jordan, completed his high school  before moving to the UK and attending the University of Oxford.

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