Learn how to behave like a Princess if you want to join Europe's young and titled. From left, Crown Princess Maxima and Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of Holland, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Daniel Westling, the Duke of Västergötland, Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Picture: AP
Girls learn how to sip soup, pour tea and deal with boredeom
Chef and butler on hand to pamper the wannabe Princesses
WANT to be the next Kate Middleton or Princess Mary?
Then it’s time to enrol in the luxury British boot camp called Princess Prep that promises to make any young girl royal family- ready.
The Princesses-in-waiting call a luxury property in the exclusive suburb of Kensington home, have their own butler named Jeeves, chef, and ‘Mary Poppins-style’ nannies.
Dinner is served is a formal affair with linen, crystal and china.
Since news of Prince William and his long-time girlfriend’s engagement broke last month, nearly all the school’s places for next year's June/July course have been filled.
The pupils, aged between 8 and 11, are heavily tutored in the finer points of lady-like etiquette such as how to pour tea properly, maintaining correct posture, using finger bowls, how to sip soup and what constitutes appropriate dinner table conversation.
The school is the brainchild of 33-year-old American Jerramy Fine who has dreamed of marrying into the regal fold since she a child. The course also teaches students how to deal with the downside of Princess-dom, including what to do in awkward moments (spillages, something in your teeth) and how to deal with boredom or coughing fits.
“When I was a little girl, I was obsessed with royalty and being a princess in England, so this is what I would have loved to do,” she tells the Daily Mail.
“A lot of the mothers are all saying how much they wish something like this existed when they were younger - I'm considering setting one up for grown-up women!”
Learning to be a Princess doesn’t come cheap. The course costs a cool $US3,995 not including flights.
For any adult women keen on snagging themselves a real-life royal bloke, Fine is hard at work on a book that details all the eligible Princes in the word and where to meet them.