‘I’m quite enthusiastic!’ The Royal Marines are about to begin training for the Queen’s great-nephew.
THE QUEEN’S great-nephew is preparing to join the Royal Marines.
Arthur Chatto, 22, has informed The Queen that he will begin his training as a Royal Marine officer. Lady Sarah, Princess Margaret’s daughter, has a son named Arthur.
Lady Sarah Chatto is Queen Elizabeth II’s only niece.
She married her husband Daniel Chatto in 1994 and currently serves as the Royal Ballet’s vice-president.
She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana.
If he completes the 32-week course, he will be the first member of the royal family to join the Marines.
Arthur went to Eton College and subsequently Edinburgh University.
“Arthur Chatto has been accepted to train as an officer in the Royal Marines,” a royal insider informed The Sun.
“He told the Queen everything, and she’s overjoyed and happy. Prince Edward has been quite helpful.
“As part of his preparation for the commando training, Arthur has even gone off into the wilds at Balmoral with all of his gear and camped out.”
Arthur has an older brother, Samuel Chatto, who studied art history at Edinburgh University.
“He has gone straight into officer training in this year’s intake and is really motivated and up for it,” the royal insider stated.
“It’s a foregone conclusion that he’ll go much further than Prince Edward ever did.”
In 1987, Prince Edward finished a third of the 12-month course.