It has been revealed that Princess Eugenie was initially rejected from University after her application failed to impress admissions offices- that is until they realised she was a Royal.
The Royal family member graduated in 2012 with a 2:1 degree in BA honours degree in English literature, history of art and politics from Newcastle University. However her application was initially regarded as “not good enough” and her application was discarded.
Upon realising they were dealing a Princess, the university were “horrified” and quickly offered her a different degree.
Dr Martin Farr, a senior history lecturer at Newcastle, told an anti-monarchist campaign group: “We had at Newcastle University one of the Queen’s granddaughters, Princess Eugenie. And a friend of mine who is Italian was the admissions officer for BA English literature and received one application for the undergraduate degree that was not good enough and so discarded it.”
The admissions officer “had not noticed that Princess Eugenie of York from Sandringham may have had more significance for the institution than another applicant” due to his “being Italian.”
The professor continued: “Apparently the university was horrified that she had been rejected before she was offered a place with us for another degree.”
A spokesman from the University stated: “The University will not comment on an individual student’s position as this information is confidential.
“In general if an applicant does not have the actual or predicted grades to meet the requirements for a particular programme, it is common practice for them to be considered for alternative programmes.”