While speaking with Yahoo’s “The Royal Box,” royal correspondent Chris Ship said that Her Majesty became worried about her children’s education since she herself felt out of depth at the start of her reign. The Queen never had wider education so she struggled to keep up with the world after she was crowned as the head of the monarchy.
“She must have felt so out of her depth yet there she was as the Head of State, like the Queen. It must have been phenomenally difficult for her, particularly because she’d never been to school and never had that wider education that we perhaps now take for granted,” Ship said.
Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter echoed Ship’s sentiments, saying that it has been common knowledge that children are the future. And as such, the Queen wanted her four kids to have an impact in the world.
“Young people have long been the focus of all royal work, not to coin a Whitney Houston phrase but children are the future. And they are the generation coming up who’s going to be looking at climate change and conservation, preservation and all these other things… The Prince’s Trust has given young people tremendous starts in life, people like Idris Elba who said he’d never had gotten ahead in his life if he hadn’t had the Prince’s Trust,” she said.
And in the book “Charles: Prince of Wales,” royal author Anthony Holden said that the Queen was so concerned to learn from Queen Victoria’s mistakes, and she wanted to raise her children while ensuring that they won’t commit the same errors.
Pictured: Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward on the occasion of a dinner to mark the forthcoming Diamond Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and The Duke on Nov. 18, 2007. Photo: Getty Images/Tim Graham