A princely education: how the French government helps tutor Morocco's royal elites


Every year the French education ministry sends a small number of teachers to begin work in Rabat. Their mission: to educate the heir to the Moroccan throne and a select handful of that country's elite. Lénaïg Bredoux reports on an exclusive college that is shrouded in mystery and which few in either France or Morocco are willing to talk about.

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It is a very select institution, nestled in the heart of one of the best-known palaces in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Amid close surveillance, the Royal College provides schooling for the royal family's children and a handful of other privileged youngsters carefully chosen by the regime. And every year France discreetly sends the school several teachers on secondment from the French national education system.