Dutch and Spanish Princesses head to Wales

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands both saw their children head off to school in Wales yesterday, August 30.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands both saw their children head off to attend the same school in Wales yesterday, August 30.

Leonor, 15, and Alexia, 16, will attend UWC Atlantic College in Llantwit Major, Wales, to study its Baccalaureate programme for the next two years.

Felipe and Letizia took Leonor, who is the heir to the Spanish throne, to the airport in Madrid to see her off with their younger daughter, 14-year-old Infanta Sofia.

Meanwhile, Willem-Alexander and Maxima shared a lovely photo of Alexia at Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague, Netherlands as she was heading off to Wales.

UWC Atlantic College is located in St. Donat’s Castle in Llantwit Major and was founded by German-born Kurt Hahn in 1962.

UWC Atlantic

Willem-Alexander also attended UWC Atlantic when he was a teenager, as did Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, who graduated last year.

On the programme, students aged 16 to 19 study English, French and Spanish, as well as Spanish, English and Chinese literature. They also take modules in economics, geography, history, IT, philosophy, psychology anthropology and politics, along with sciences, maths and the arts.

Students also must actively engage in the community through volunteering in sociable or charitable causes, sports and athletics or creativity.


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