The education company looked at the academic backgrounds of each family member, using quantifiable factors like high school performances and where they attended college. The latter was rated using the QS World University Rankings, which grades colleges based on their academic reputation and faculty-to-student ratio.
Markle moved to the head of the class thanks to her diploma from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, which is placed at number 30 on a list of 1,300 institutions in the latest QS World Rankings. She graduated in 2003 with double degrees in theater and international relations.
“Life as a royal isn’t always an easy job and involves a lot of dealing with extensive scrutiny and life in the public spotlight, and Meghan Markle’s academic strengths have equipped her perfectly for this role,” an Oxford Royale spokesperson told Daily Express.
“While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have resigned from their roles as working royals, they have captured the interest and attention of the world, and Meghan’s desire to use her platform to raise awareness over serious world issues reflects her intelligence, analytical mind and educational pedigree”.
Following behind Meghan Markle was Kate Middleton in second place, and Prince William in third place. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both attended the…