TWO Royals are poised to start classes at a Welsh institution known as “Hippie Hogwarts.”
PRINCESS LEONOR of Spain and Princess Alexia of the Netherlands will start their studies at United World College of the Atlantic, called “hippie hogwarts,” this week.
United World College of the Atlantic is a school in Wales that is housed in a 12th-century castle called St Donat’s Castle. This week, Princess Alexia of the Netherlands and Princess Leonor of Asturias said their goodbyes to their families and headed to school.
Princess Alexia, the Dutch throne’s second in line, will study where her father, King Willem-Alexander, earned his International Baccalaureate.
Princess Leonor, the eldest daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, is the heir presumptive to the Spanish throne.
At the college, the Princess will begin a two-year International Baccalaureate curriculum.
The Princess is fully vaccinated, so when she gets to UWC Atlantic College, she won’t have to isolate.
Princess Leonor will continue her official duties as the heir to the Spanish throne while in the United Kingdom, according to the Royal Household.
The educational institution is known as “hippie Hogwarts” because of its resemblance to the infamous Hogwarts castle from the Harry Potter films. It has a capacity of 350 foreign students.
Tai Chi, Tibetan literature, and environmental studies are just a few of the lessons and activities offered at the school.
The college takes pleasure in providing “life-changing experiences for young people, allowing them to discover the possibilities of change through brave action, personal example, and selfless leadership.”
“Lessons begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 13:10 p.m. every day. That isn’t an option.
“You must complete a minimum of 2 hours of community service, 2 hours of physical activity, and another 2 hours of creative activity each week as part of our holistic curriculum.
“These classes are held in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends.”
“It is a bit like a hippie Hogwarts: full of oddballs who think they are fighting the forces of darkness,” ex-alumni Louise Callaghan, who subsequently became foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times, wrote of the institution.
“There are also ghosts,” says the narrator. Lady Stradling haunts the history tower, and her appearance is preceded by the scent of lavender and a lilac mist.”
“The mentality is, in general, that if you cram people from all over the world into a castle, they’ll get along. That is all we have to say about it.”Brinkwire Summary News”.