posted on Dec, 16 2006 @ 05:55 PM
For many of the world's rulers, sending their offspring to a military academy is a sort of finishing school.
Often they choose Sandhurst, the military college in Surrey where officers have trained since 1812. Graduating alongside Prince William on Friday will
be 19 overseas students.
Past graduates include the heads of state of a dozen countries - the Kings of Jordan and Malaysia, the Emir of Qatar, and the Sultans of Brunei and
Oman. Winston Churchill attended the military academy, as did singer James Blunt, writer Ian Fleming, actor David Niven, photographer Patrick
Lichfield, and legions of businessmen as well as Dodi Al Fayed.
With all the talk of the so called elite missing from the American military I thought that this article was worth posting. Any kind of military
training is a great leveler in terms of class and income e.t.c .
It worth noting that Prince Andrew served in the Falklands war. William and Harry may see combat if the queen again overrides any attempted to keep
them in cotton wool.