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Princess Aiko to attend summer school in Eton College

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She has grown up quickly, and I hope she has some freedom to be a "teenager" while she is in England!

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Broadening view of family : do they think world is limited to England ?

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Broadening view of family : do they think world is limited to England ?

If anything it's tradition, plain and simple.

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"Wait, you mean your house doesn't have a pegboard wall room? Wow, you Brits have the life!"

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Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) also graduated from Eton. As did, to my surprise, Karl Marx. The princess will be in hallowed halls indeed.

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Maybe when the next era is ushered in they can have a ceremony where they destroy the pegboard room

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One of the cushions is slightly misplaced.

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Money talks!

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misplaced.

I should have said "slightly out of place."

Nice simple furniture (better than the dasai stuff you get in the Diet), but the wall looks tacky.

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Good on her for having the chance to go abroad and learn about another culture. How is Kako doing btw, is she still in the UK?

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No better place in the world to study and play than Edinburgh.

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That's how my living room looks, without the horrible pegboards, of course.

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I'd love to be in the UK during July and August. Almost anywhere except Japan during the hot muggy season.

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It will do her good. I hope she gets to spend more time abroad when she is older.

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I expect she'll be looking forward to trying a full English breakfast. Most the boys will be on summer vacations on their daddy's yachts or Lake Como lakeside mansions. Chance to visit nearby Windsor Castle.

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Clever move...July/August is both the best time to be in England and not to be in Japan.

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It will be her first overseas stay on her own.

She must be excited! Most teens smoke their first cigarette/joint, down their first pint or have their 'first time' on those school trips/exchange student programs. Have fun Aiko-san!! (probably picked London cause she knew other students would be non-brits. smart move ;)

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Not much, only three weeks. Nice to get away though

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Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) also graduated from Eton. As did, to my surprise, Karl Marx. The princess will be in hallowed halls indeed.

Hugh Laurie, yes. As did a lot of other famous actors - Eddie Redmayne, Dominic West, Damian Lewis.

I do not believe that Karl Marx ever attended. I have never heard this and according to his Wiki page was educated at a school in Germany.

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(probably picked London cause she knew other students would be non-brits. smart move ;)

It's in Windsor not London, despite what the article says.

Very likely that other students will be non-Brits - she will be learning the English language.

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Not only royals should go abroad. Whats that, a coupleof weeks?

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It's in Windsor not London, despite what the article says.

Yes, 'outskirts of London'? Er, no. It's in Berkshire, 34 km from central London.

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Johathan Prin, while we are in pedantic mode here, your comment "Broadening view of family : do they think world is limited to England ?"  overlooks the Edinburgh connection, and since England is not mentioned in the article,  "Britain" would surely be better than "England".

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@ah so, that was said with tongue firmly in cheek mate. all good.

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"Eton?" "Yes! And drinkin!"

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I can just see the conversation between an Eton kid (E) and her (A)...

E.: So you're a real live Princess ?

A.: Yes

E.: I bet you're loaded

A.: Yes

E.: Wow, the guy you marry will become super Rich and a Prince too.

A.: Ah, No...

E: Why ?

A.: When I Marry, unless its a Real Live Prince I become just a normal person, no money, etc.etc...

E.: Oh.. okay, nice knowing you.

Seems like she should enjoy all the nice things now whilst she has them.

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I realized Edinburgh was in the basket right after clickibg but edit mode is not possible...

Again, if you want to have your children discover the world, unleash them.

Maybe she'll take the shuttle anyway.

Sure she will enjoy a few pints/joints/dance floors...or maybe not ?

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Seeking an enlightenment the Eton way... a place with a history for drugs and alcohol parties. She may return with pink hair, a ring through the nose, black stud ear rings, and pregnant.... now that would be a stick it to you, to her Parents, courtesy of Eton.

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