Currently attending Santa Marta de Los Rosales College in Madrid, Princess Leonor will soon leave the Spanish capital to continue her studies abroad. And it is Wales that she chose, as announced by the royal palace. At the top of her 15 years, the daughter of Letizia of Spain and Felipe VI will start at the end of August / beginning of September two years of schooling at UWC Atlantic College, an establishment located in the imposing medieval castle of Saint-Donatus built in the 12th century, about thirty kilometers from Cardiff.
For two years, the Crown Princess will study with the aim of passing an international baccalaureate at the end of her final year, as Crown Princess Elisabeth of Belgium recently did. The cost of this diploma? 67,000 pounds sterling, or about 76,500 euros, which will however be fully paid by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on their annual allowance, has already warned the royal palace to avoid any controversy, as was the case for the tidy sum paid for official photos of the royal family.
Princess Leonor’s busy coming months
An education abroad which will not be incompatible with the gradual development of Leonor’s institutional commitments in Spain, who has only a few years left before fully entering royal life and embracing her destiny as queen. In the coming months, the young woman should give a few audiences, but also make symbolic visits and trips, depending on the health crisis. Obligations while waiting for her 18 years, age when she will take the oath before the Cortes and will thus officially become Princess of Asturias.
Princess Leonor of Spain © AGENCE