Class, get out your rulers…

September 12, 2011

Blog Guy, I’ve heard that the British Royal Family isn’t very well educated. That’s hard to believe, what with being the land of Shakespeare and everything.

Well, it turns out that when you spend all day changing into different costumes and hats and jewelry and stuff, your education can be neglected.

But to their very great credit, both Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, have returned to what we would call grade school, to start over. I applaud them.

Here there are, on their first day, in a history class. Just think of it as Hogwarts, but with tighter security.

Do we have any idea what this history teacher is saying to Camilla in the photo?

I believe he asked her who won the American Revolution and she said, “The bad guys.” It’s going to be an uphill struggle.

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Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall sit in a classroom with pupils during their visit to Gracehill Old School, in Gracehill, Northern Ireland September 9, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Faith/Pool

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Clearly since the wedding there has been a noticeable change in the royal pecking order.
While Kate and Whats-His-Name go to Canada, the U.S. and the Bahamas, Chuckles and Cammy are dispatched to Northern Ireland, likely flying Basler Air, or Prince Andrew’s homemade helicopter.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Sarah Palin likes to give answers like that, too. After all, if Paul Revere warned the British that the British were coming, then surely the bad guys must have won or lost or something…

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

I humbly offer a haiku

Royals in grade school
Relearning some history
And probably maths

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

We don’t need no education.
We don’t need no Chuck control.
No goofy faces in the classroom.
Dutchess, leave them kids alone.
Hey! Royals! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it’s just another brick in the blog.
All in all you’re just another brick in the blog.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

They used to sell a souvenir in London that was a wooden ruler with a timetable of all the rulers of Britain. It was, in essence, a ruler ruler.

The clever headline of this Blog post brings to mind a sight gag of all the students taking out these ruler rulers.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Brilliant, @FriscoJohn.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

multiple choice – pic#1:
Prince Charles is looking unnaturally serious because
a) Mumsie told him he couldn’t wear his kilt to school
b) The Sorting Hat just put him in Slytherin
c) Recess isn’t for another hour

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

d) because he was thinking, “Don’t call on me. Please don’t call on me. I don’t know the answer to who won the American Revolution.” (See pic #2 in which he is smiling when the teacher calls on Camilla.)
e) because the University of Wisconsin Almni Association just tracked him down even in primary school in Northern Ireland.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

d) Camilla is flirting with the historymaster.
e) He has to visit the loo? He certainly looks very uncomfortable, but then again, so does Camilla. Maybe it’s just those undersized school benches….

Posted by Moonshine | Report as abusive

@Spin, are you sure it was the UWAA? Well, I guess if Charles and Camilla flew there on Basler Air, the Badgerers might’ve gone there looking for the Blog Guy.

@Moonshine, hey she’s sitting in the front row, we always used to make fun of the kids in the front row where I went to school

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

They travel here
They travel there
Those royals travel everywhere!
No yellow submarine, though I think an ark,
Those royals will end up in Krasnoyarsk!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Prince Charles thinks to himself: “Please let there be ice cream for snack time. I don’t see any ice cream. I shall be quite cross if there is no ice cream.”

Teacher: “Ok everyone, we have a special treat today. We all get to make ice cream sundeas for snack time! I will get everything from the freezer in the back.”

Prince Charles: “Tee hee hee yippee!”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

“I believe he asked her who won the American Revolution and she said, “The bad guys.” It’s going to be an uphill struggle.”

Epic win! 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Having attended a parochial school, it was known from the start that the teachers were the ruling class. If anyone were foolish enough to dispute that, they’d find the teachers were also members of the swat team. They had their own rulers, too…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

What on earth is that teacher wearing!! Those kids are gonna have a field day during recess, I tell ya!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Good one Shra… he reminds me of Bilbo Baggins from LOTR.

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