What grades did the royals get in their GCSEs and A-levels?

They had to take the tests, too

Prince Harry A levels

It's A-levels results day in the UK, and it's a nerve wracking time for everyone who has poured all their free time into studying for their exams.

However, have you ever wondered what grades your favourite royals received when they took their GCSEs and A-levels? 

Let's take a look at how they got on when they were taking their exams...

Royal family GCSE and A-level results

Prince William

Prince William left school with 12 GCSEs, and went on to achieve three A-levels, including an A in geography, an A in history of art and a C in biology.

Prince Harry

The Duke of Sussex left Eton with 11 GCSEs, and his A-level results included a B in art and a D in geography.

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge received 11 GCSEs and 3 A-levels, an A in maths, A in art and B in English. She graduated from St. Andrews with a 2:1 in History of Art.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana failed her GSCEs (then O-levels) twice, but she did excel in deportment when she attended finishing school in Switzerland.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles left school with 5 GCSEs (then O-levels) and 2 A-levels, including a B in History and a C in French.

The Queen

The late Queen Elizabeth II spoke French fluently, but surprisingly (or not surprisingly) she never took any formal exams, and therefore had no GCSEs or A-levels.

As a child, she was taught by a governess from 9.30am until 11am and her mother and father believed it was more important for the future monarch to have fun.

Princess Beatrice

Prince Andrew's eldest daughter achieved 9 GCSEs, including two A*s with her best grades in History and Drama. She got As in French and art, with Bs in all other subjects.

Princess Eugenie

She has 9 GCSEs, including two A*s, four As and three Bs.

Meghan Markle

Growing up in the USA, Meghan's school system was very different to what we know in the UK. 

However, the Duchess of Sussex was said to be a keen performer during her high school years and went on to university to study Theatre and International Relations.

So, now you know!

Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.