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    OFF TO BOARDING SCHOOL IN THE AUTUMN...PRINCESS ANNE, ONLY DAUGHTER OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. THE PRINCESS,?

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    OFF TO BOARDING SCHOOL IN THE AUTUMN...PRINCESS ANNE, ONLY DAUGHTER OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. THE PRINCESS, 13 YEARS OLD NEXT MONTH, IS GOING TO BENENDEN SCHOOL, NEAR CRANBROOK IN KENT, 50 MILES FROM LONDON.

    SHE FOLLOWS THE NEW ROYAL PATTERN SET BY HER BROTHER CHARLES, NOW ATTENDING GORDONSTOUN, HIS FATHER'S OLD BOARDING SCHOOL IN SCOTLAND. PREVIOUSLY, ALL CHILDREN OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY HAVE BEEN EDUCATED PRIVATELY. FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS, PRINCESS ANNE HAS HERSELF BEEN RECEIVING LESSON AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE. SOON SHE WILL BE ONE OF OVER 300 BOARDERS - STARTING NEXT SEPTEMBER IN THE LOWER FIFTH FORM.

    BENENDEN, AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL WITH NO MOTTO AND NO CREST, STANDS IN SPACIOUS PARKLAND OF 200 ACRES, AS A NEW ARRIVAL PRINCESS ANNE WILL BE IN A DORMITORY OF AT LEAST FOUR GIRLS, AND POSSIBLY AS MANY AS EIGHT. HER DAY WILL START AT 7 A.M. - MAKING HER OWN BED- AND SHE'LL ALSO HELP TO WAIT AT TABLE. APPROVED POCKET MONEY IS GBP2 A TERM.

    SUBJECTS THE PRINCESS WILL LEARN: ENGLISH, HISTORY GEOGRAPHY, FRENCH, LATIN, MATHEMATICS, RELIGION, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, DANCING, GYMNASTICS, ART, HANDWORK, AND DOMESTIC SCIENCE, INCLUDING COOKING, SCHOOL SPORTS: LACROSSE IN THE WINTER, AND FOR SUMMER, SWIMMING AND TENNIS. RIDING LESSONS ARE OPTIONAL, AND THERE ARE ALSO BALLET AND FENCING CLASSES, AS WELL AS A SKATING RINK. FEES....GBP525.

    THE HEADMISTRESS, MISS ELIZABETH CLARKE, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT QUEEN ELIZABETH WANTED HER DAUGHTER TO BE TREATED AS A NORMAL PUPIL. MISS CLARKE ADDED: "THE STAFF WILL ADDRESS HER AS PRINCESS ANNE, BUT TO THE OTHER GIRLS SHE WILL BE JUST ANNE."
    (AN EARLIER PUPIL AT THE SCHOOL WAS PRINCESS BENEDIKTE OF DENMARK. PRINCESS ANNE'S FORM MISTRESS, MISS JEAN ORMEROD, COMES FROM NEW ZEALAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA4ONM6BHN1XQY7BTCW0NBYFH
    Media URN:
    VLVAA4ONM6BHN1XQY7BTCW0NBYFH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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