Kate Middleton didn’t have the best time while she was in school. In fact, she was reportedly bullied for being shy.

While speaking on Yahoo’s “The Royal Box,” royal expert Kate Thornton said that the Duchess of Cambridge was actually a good student academically. However, she had a hard time in school because of her peers.

“She too struggled in her early school years and during her time at Marlborough college was bullied for being shy,” she said. But Kate eventually came around when she studied at the University of St. Andrews.

While there, the mom of three met Prince William, and they started dating. The couple was together until the time that they graduated from the university. And they eventually tied the knot in 2011.

Kate Middleton’s husband, on the other hand, didn’t experience bullying while he was a student. This may be because of his status as a member of the royal family. Before enrolling at the University of St. Andrews, the Duke of Cambridge also had pretty decent grades.

“With three A levels from A-C grade, William opted to study at the University of St Andrew’s where he met Kate in 2001. William wasn’t settled at university and considered leaving but with some guidance from his dad and possibly Kate decided to switch courses from history of art to geography and saw out the three-year degree,” Thorton said.

Prior to studying at the university, Prince William and Prince Harry first went to Eton. The Duke of Sussex earned two A levels during his time there, and he also got a B in art and D in geography. Instead of pursuing higher education at the university, Prince Harry opted to join the army.

His wife, Meghan Markle, was a good student. She graduated from the Immaculate Heart Catholic School in Los Angeles, and she earned a double degree in theater and international relations at the Northwestern University.

According to the royal expert, both degrees have been helpful in Meghan’s current role as a royal. The royal couples received good-quality education, and they will most likely pass this on to their children.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L); Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L); Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex; and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, react during the wedding ceremony of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. OWEN HUMPHREYS/AFP/Getty Images