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Princess Anne skipped college for this reason

Princess Anne has revealed the real reason she skipped college, and that involves Her Majesty the Queen. average grades and did not pursue further academic goals.

Instead, Anne, now 70, who was recently told to tidy up her house, decided to follow her mother, the Queen on her royal tours, and the real reason a higher education doesn't attracted the princess.

Speaking in the documentary Anne: The Princess Royal at 70, she said: “A lot of my contemporaries, when asked why they went to college, they said, 'Well, basically because that's what you do.'

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Anne went on to explain: “And I remember thinking that that doesn't sound like a good reason to go to college, so I thought I'd skip that.

"But I also thought that I might have the opportunity to travel with His Majesty on his tours.

" I did A-level Geography, so it made more sense to me, "said

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Anne even once referred to college as a "highly overrated hobby" in the 2002 Channel 4 documentary The Real Princess Anne. At the age of 13, she became the first princess to leave the palace to attend an ordinary school: the Benenden School for girls in Kent.

According to the principal at the time, Anne was so nervous that she was physically ill on the way to school on her first day.

Former student Penny Junor, who was in the year before Anne, told viewers: "I remember we were all very excited for her arrival. I knew she said 'Ooh, what is she like?' and I said, 'She's like one of us.' I think Anne really enjoyed being normal, I think she also enjoyed the company. "

Despite not enrolling in education, Anne was appointed chancellor of more than one university. In 1981, graduates of the University of London chose her as their chancellor after the Queen Mother retired. She is also Chancellor of the University of Highlands and Islands and Harper Adams University in Shropshire.

In 2011, she was elected rector of the University of Edinburgh, a position that used to belong to her father, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is still in hospital recovering from an infection.

As the second daughter and only daughter, Anne has served as a member of royalty since entering the public sphere at age 18.

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