Queen Letizia has found herself in a delicate situation following an accusation that has made everyone’s hair stand on end.
The UWC Atlantic College in Wales, where the Infanta Sofia began her studies last September 5, is in the middle of a controversy over the behaviour of its students.
Complaint against the Infanta Sofia’s school in Wales
According to media reports such as The Sun, residents of St Donat’s, the Welsh town where the prestigious boarding school is located, have complained about the loud noise made by the students when they go out at night, which disturbs the peace of the town.
They also describe the students as an “annoying nuisance” who sneak out of the school and break the rules about partying in nearby towns.
Residents have also expressed concern about the excessive consumption of alcohol by the students, who consume all the stock in the local shops.
These outings in large groups result in rowdiness, laughter and music that annoy local people.
Atlantic College’s response
In response to these allegations, Atlantic College has strongly denied any inappropriate behaviour on the part of its students.
They have assured that the 380 students are fully integrated into the local community and work hard to maintain an ideal living environment.
They have also imposed a curfew which requires students to return to their dormitories by 20:30 on days when they are allowed to leave.
So far, neither Queen Letizia nor the Spanish royal family have commented on this complaint, which could damage the reputation of the school where the Infanta Sofia is studying.
Following in Leonor’s footsteps, Infanta Sofia began her adventure at UWC Atlantic College on 29 August.
Upon her arrival, the Infanta Sofia was greeted with the sound of pots and pans by the students of the school, a welcoming tradition that allowed her to get to know her classmates in a more informal way.
Her next visit to Spain is scheduled for 27 October, when she will begin her October vacation, coinciding with the 18th birthday of her sister, Princess Leonor.