Princess Elisabeth of Belgium has begun her studies at Oxford University’s Lincoln College. The Belgian Royal Palace marked the future Queen’s first day of school on Monday, Oct. 4, with new photos of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde’s eldest child on campus.
The 19-year-old royal was pictured strolling the Front Quad at Lincoln College, meeting with classmates at The Grove, punting with friends and drinking coffee. The photos were taken in Oxford last week (Sept. 27 and 28) prior to Elisabeth starting her three-year course in history and politics.
The palace announced in August that the Princess would be returning to the UK for school. Elisabeth “already knows the UK well,” the palace said in a statement at the time, adding that she “will return regularly to Belgium and will remain involved in Belgian public life.”
In 2020, Queen Mathilde’s firstborn obtained her International Baccalaureate from the UWC Atlantic College in Wales, where Princess Leonor of Spain and Princess Alexia of the Netherlands are currently studying. This past July, the royal teen completed her year in social and military sciences at the Royal Military Academy in Belgium.
Elisabeth isn’t the only member of the Belgian royal family studying in the UK. The Princess’s younger brother Prince Gabriel also moved to England to study at the National Mathematics & Science College in Warwickshire.