What the royals got in their A-level results - including Prince Harry and Kate Middleton

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
William, Kate and Harry. [Photo: Getty]

As students up and down the country celebrate or commiserate their A-level results, how have members of the Royal Family fared in their exams over the years?

The younger generation are the only ones to have sat their A-levels, but the likes of Prince Charles and his siblings completed their education with O-levels, which is the equivalent of today’s GCSEs.

While the Queen has no formal qualifications, she was privately educated at home by a governess. After the abdication of her uncle Edward VIII in 1936, Elizabeth received private tuition in constitutional history from Henry Marten, Vice-Provost of Eton College, to prepare her for her future role as monarch.

Here’s how the Queen’s grandchildren did in their A-levels.

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Prince William’s A-level results

William with his father Charles in 2000. [Photo: Getty]

Prince William gained an A in geography, a B for history of art and a C in biology, when he left Eton College in 2000.

He chose to take a gap year before beginning university, travelling around Africa and southern Chile, where he taught children.

William enrolled at the University of St Andrews in 2001, where he met his now-wife Kate Middleton.

He initially chose a degree in art history, before changing his subject to geography. He graduated in 2005 with a 2:1.

Prince Harry’s A-level results

Prince Harry punches the air as he leaves Eton College on his last day. [Photo: Getty via PA]

Prince Harry left Eton College with two A level passes - a B in Art and a D in Geography.

He took a gap year in Australia before beginning his career in the Army at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in May 2005.

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Kate Middleton’s A-level results

Kate on her graduation day from University of St Andrews. [Photo: Getty]

Now the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate received As in Maths and Art and a B in English from Marlborough College in Wiltshire.

She took a gap year before enrolling at the University of St Andrews. The future royal graduated with a 2:1 in history of art in 2005.

Meghan Markle’s education

Meghan Markle in 2012. [Photo: PA]

California-born Meghan didn’t take A-levels, having been educated at the private Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.

It’s not known what Meghan achieved in her SATs but she went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 2003, with a double major in theatre and international studies.

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Princess Beatrice’s A-level results

Princess Beatrice pictured in Sandringham in 2007. [Photo: Getty]

The Duke and Duchess of York’s eldest daughter gained an A in drama and Bs in history and film studies from St George’s School in Ascot in 2007.

Beatrice, a dyslexia sufferer, went on to study history at Goldsmiths College, London and graduated in 2011 with a 2:1 degree.

Princess Eugenie’s A-level results

Princess Eugenie in 2008. [Photo: Getty]

Beatrice’s sister Eugenie achieved As in art and English literature, and a B in history of art from Marlborough College boarding school in Wiltshire.

She took a gap year before studying at Newcastle University. She completed her studies in 2012, graduating with a 2:1 in English literature and history of art.