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Princess Eleanor says goodbye to the Welsh boarding school

Princess Eleanor says goodbye to the Welsh boarding school

Princess Leonor, heiress to the Spanish Crown, concluded her two-year stay at the UWC Atlantic College in Wales (United Kingdom) yesterday Saturday, with the graduation ceremony attended by the king and queen and her younger sister, the Infanta Sofía.

The Spanish Royal House broadcast yesterday on Twitter images of the kings and their daughters in the educational center, where they studied as a boarding school for the two international baccalaureate courses.

two years

In those almost two years, only images of the princess were provided when she arrived at the center, on August 30, 2021, which were accompanied by others of her family’s farewell at the Madrid airport that same day.

Leonor de Borbón, who turns 18 on October 31, closes her pre-university stage and is now facing her three-year military training, which will begin at the General Academy of Land in Zaragoza (north) on August 17.

The graduation, known in the school as “Leavers celebration” (the celebration of those who finish their studies), takes place with the participation of students and their families.

his sister

Princess Leonor will take the baton from her sister, who will begin her high school studies at the same boarding school from the end of August, once she concludes her secondary education in Madrid.

In addition to Leonor de Borbón, also graduating today, among other students, Alexia, the middle daughter of the kings of Holland.

The school, whose emblem is the 12th century St Donat’s castle, is located 35 kilometers from Cardiff, about 270 from London, and hosts students of many nationalities and of different races and religions.

The center belongs to the organization United World Colleges (UWC), a network whose leitmotif is “to promote international understanding through education.”

In addition to the military training, the other appointment that the princess has pending is the oath of the Constitution before the Cortes Generales (Parliament), once she reaches the age of majority, although the date is not set.

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