Teenagers across the country are anxiously waiting for their A-level results, as they wait to find out if they have been accepted onto their university course, apprenticeship or to work. This can be a daunting experience, and rest assured, the Royal Family went through it too. Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton all awaited their A-levels with trepidation – and here is how they did.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
Kate achieved As in Maths and Art, and a B in English in her A-Levels at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
She decided to take a gap year before attending university, and attended St Andrews in Scotland where she met Prince William.
Kate graduated in 2005 with a 2:1 in History of Art.
William attended the prestigious Eton College and received his A-level results in 2000.
He achieved an A in geography, B in Art and a C in biology.
If you are indecisive about your future university course, rest assured as William swapped part way through his degree.
He first chose to study History of Art degree at St Andrews University, but later opted to change to geography.
A-levels results 2019: Prince Harry chose not to go to university, instead joining the army
Prince Harry also attended Eton, but did not get as high results as his brother.
He got a B in Art and D in Geography in his A Levels.
Harry did not go to university, instead joining the army, where he had a successful career.
Meghan attended college and school in her native America, so did not take A-levels.
She studied at Immaculate Heart High School, and was known for being hard working and focused.
Her grades for her SATs, which is the test students take to enter into university, are unknown, but were high enough to allow her in.
She gained a double major in Theatre and International Relations at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 2003.
A-levels results 2019: Kate studied history of art at St Andrews
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s oldest daughter Beatrice received an A in Drama and Bs in History and Film Studies.
She went on to study History of Ideas at Goldsmiths College, University of London, graduating with a 2:1.
Princess Eugenie gained two As in Art and English Literature and a B in History of Art for her A-levels.
She then moved to Newcastle, to study English Literature, History of Art and Politics at Newcastle University, graduating in 2012 with a 2:1.
Princess Diana did not perform that well academically, failing her O-levels twice.
However she went on to attend finishing school in Switzerland.
A-levels results 2019: Prince William changed his university course part way through
The Queen has not taken a single academic exam, and has no formal qualifications.
She was taught by a governess form a young age, and after her uncle Edward VIII in 1938 abdicated had lessons given by the vice provost of Eton, Henry Marten.
These were in constitutional history, and were designed to prepare her for her future role.
Professor Kate Williams, author of Young Elizabeth told Good Housekeeping: “The Queen’s father had disliked school and her mother thought it was more important to have fun.
“Unlike her father, the Queen was and is very bright and had an appetite for learning as well as a razor sharp memory.
“The lack of a formal education didn’t harm her as she’s naturally analytical and something of an autodidact, as well as being hard working – which we know now is just as important as raw brainpower.”
A-levels results 2019: The Queen has not sat a single academic exam
A-levels results 2019: Prince Charles went to Cambridge University to study History
Prince Charles attended the strict Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland.
He achieved five O-levels – now known as GCSEs – and two A-Levels, a B in History and a C in French.
These saw him attended Cambridge University, and graduate with a 2:2 degree in History.
Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward
Princess Anne achieved six O-levels, and three A-levels in English, History and Politics at Benenden School in Kent.
Like their older brother Charles, Andrew and Edward both attended Gordonstoun.
Andrew gained six O-levels and A-levels in English, History and Politics, whilst Edward has nine O-levels, three A-levels in English, History and Politics.