Both the Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge were enrolled at Eton: William in 1995 and Harry starting in 1998. Contemporaries shared their experiences, including how they were simply referred to as ‘Wales’.
Former classmate Jim graduated from Eton in 2004, a year after Harry.
He said neither brother was treated differently from their classmates.
Jim told The Cut magazine: “The attitude towards them was very matter of fact.
“The only thing that would really give it away is everyone gets a school calendar and list of all the boys in school, called Fixtures, and it’s this 300-page green booklet that tells you who all the boys are.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
“If you were a lord you’d have a Mister before your name. The princes were HRH.
“It was funny though because no one gave a s***.
“I think both William and Harry were just called ‘Wales,’ literally that was what everyone else called them.”
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Prince Harry news: Both Harry and William shared the same nickname at Eton (Image: PA)
Prince Harry news: Former classmate Jim said everyone called the brothers ‘Wales’ (Image: PA)
Another classmate shared how there was a “big effort” made to make Harry like “a normal person”.
The peer, named Alexander, told the outlet: “Obviously he was from the Royal Family, but I think the school and all the people there wanted to make him feel included.
“He had normal friends; he used to go to people’s birthday parties.
“He used to go out with people in London and go to clubs.