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The Netherlands

Princess Alexia to attend United World College of the Atlantic in Wales


Photo: RVD - Martijn Beekman

Princess Alexia of the Netherlands will follow in her father’s footsteps and is going to attend the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales after the summer. She is currently in the fourth year of the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet in The Hague, where her eldest sister the Princess of Orange and her younger sister Princess Ariane are also enrolled.

Princess Alexia will study for the International Baccalaureate – a two-year program – and she won’t be the only Princess there. It was recently announced that Leonor, Princess of Asturias and heir to the Spanish throne, would also be attending the same program after the summer. Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant and heir to the Belgian throne, graduated from the same program last year.

The educational years of the young Princess are considered to be private and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima request that the media continues to respect Princess Alexia’s private life.

Founded in 1962, UWC Atlantic College provides students, according to its website, with “a lifelong commitment to service in the community, to collaborative work and social engagement and develops in young people a sense of personal initiative and leadership.”

Young people aged 16 to 19 have attended UWC Atlantic College since its inception, encompassing over 150 countries. The College is based at St. Donat’s Castle, a 12th-century castle in the Vale of Glamorgan. Its campus sits on 122 acres of farm and woodland and also has access to its own valley and seafront.