26 famous people who went to school in Berkshire

PUBLISHED: 15:19 26 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:44 27 July 2017

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Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Berkshire


Prince William and Prince Harry both went to Ludgrove School in Wokingham.

Both Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Pippa Middleton attended St Andrew’s School in Pangbourne.

David Cameron, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward all attended Heatherdown Preparatory School.

Eton College has expectedly helped produce some of the UK’s most famous figures: former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, writer Ian Fleming, explorers Bear Grylls and Sir Ranulph Fiennes all went to the world famous school.

Wellington College has taught a number of famous figures: F1 driver James Hunt, singer Will Young, comedian Rory Bremner and former Lord Chamberlain to The Queen Lord Luce all attended the school.

Princess Beatrice of York - St. George’s School in Ascot.

Peter Jones (entrepreneur) - Desborough College in Maidenhead.

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Pamela Brown (actress) - St Mary’s School in Ascot.

Kate Humble (TV presenter) - The Abbey School, Reading.

Kate Winslet (actress) - Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead.

Jeremy Kyle (broadcaster) - Reading Blue Coat School.

Sarah Beeny (TV presenter) - Luckley-Oakfield School in Wokingham.

Jim Broadbent (actor) - Leighton Park School in Reading.

Sir Henry Cecil (horse racing trainer) - Sunningdale School.

Theo Walcott (footballer) - The Downs School in Compton.



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