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Want to snag a royal? Try Georgetown

Jenna Johnson

Still not sure where you want to go for college or grad school? Vanity Fair says students should look at more than a school's endowment and academic offerings. The magazine's "The Royal Watch" suggests that your second most burning question be this: "What are my chances of meeting a dashing royal during orientation?"

And, believe it or not, you don't have to fly to Europe to find Prince Charming or Princess Inheritance. (Or Wisconsin, a la 'The Prince and Me'.)

We at Royal Watch have noticed that quite a few of the world's princes, princesses, and other nobles alight to the U.S. for their undergraduate and graduate studies. We've compiled a short list of the American universities with high rates of royal enrollment. And it's something to think about. After all, this could give "homecoming queen" a whole new meaning.

So, on which campus do you have the highest chances of sitting next to someone in the cafeteria, who just happens to come from a royal family? Or get randomly assigned a lab partner, who just happens to be only a dozen deaths away from the throne? Or meet a guy at a frat party who pretends to be royalty but is really just from Connecticut... wait... Well, you get what I mean.

Royal Watch's suggestion: Georgetown.

Vanity Fair reports that many royals flock to G'town because of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, which offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The university's most recent royal grads include Prince Philippos (23) of Greece and Denmark, and his older brother, Crown Prince Pavlos (42) of Greece and Denmark, who roomed with his cousin, Felipe Prince of Asturias (42), who is the heir apparent to the Spanish throne.

Don't really want to be a Hoya? (I don't really blame you after the OU game.) Royal Watch also suggests you check out Brown, Columbia, Harvard or Princeton, which have all had their fair share of nobility in recent years.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  March 23, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Brown, Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton  
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