Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

William and Kate Receive Scholarship in Their Honor

Forget the blender or fine china: Prince William and Kate Middleton received an early wedding gift fit only for royalty. The Scottish university where the couple met will honor them with a scholarship in their name.

Last Friday, The University of St. Andrews presented the scholarship in their honor when the couple visited its 600th anniversary fund-raising campaign.

“This will be the first scholarship of its kind at St. Andrews and a reflection of this university’s commitment to ensure that we find, attract and support the most gifted students from anywhere in the world,” said Louise Richardson, the university’s principal and vice-chancellor.

Though the scholarship has not yet been given an official name, it will be worth up to 70,000 pounds, or roughly $115,000. The award will help pay for tuition and living expenses for four years.

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Prince William’s St. Andrews a Known Matchmaking University

St. Andrews University

The place where Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton met is said to be one of the top matchmaking universities in Britain. They announced their engagement last week, and the University of St. Andrews proudly boasts its part in the young couple’s relationship.

A news release by the university, located in the county of Fife in Scotland, claims that 10 percent of its 5,000 graduates are currently married to each other, though Stephen Magee, vice principal of external relations for St. Andrews, said he wasn’t quite sure how ten percent matched up with other universities.

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Kate Middleton’s Education Background

Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982 in Reading, England. Her parents are Carole and Michael Middleton and she has two younger siblings: Philippa and James. Middleton’s parents founded Party Pieces, a mail order company that sells party supplies and decorations and the company has made the family millionaires. Kate is most famous for dating, and recently becoming engaged to, Prince William of Wales. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this young woman.

Middleton was raised in Bucklebury, England. She attended St. Andrew’s School for primary school, then Marlborough College in Wilshire. After Marlborough, Middleton attended University of St. Andrews where she earned her degree in history of art. It was while Middleton was attending the University of St. Andrews that she met her soon-to-be husband, Prince William.

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Prince William of Wales’ Education Background

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales was born on June 21, 1982. He is second in line to the British throne, behind his father, Prince Charles. Prince William was born in London, England and is the eldest child of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and has a younger brother, Harry. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of a future king of England.

Prince William received the best education possible; he is royalty, after all. He first attended Jane Mynor’s nursery school, then the pre-prep Wetherby School in London. He studied geography, biology, and history of art at Eton College. He was the house captain at Eton for his football team and also played water polo.

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