Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle did a surprising activity while they were in university that their husbands, Prince William and Prince Harry, didn’t.

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex both opted to study abroad in Europe as part of their course in university. Markle went to Madrid in 2002 while she was a student at Northwestern University. She studied theater and international studies.

Markle spent approximately six weeks with IES abroad where she also brushed up on her Spanish. The website previously detailed Markle’s time with them and revealed that Prince Harry’s wife also engaged in the culture, cuisine and history of the capital city.

“Meghan has fully embraced the benefits of studying abroad and has demonstrated her skills throughout her successful career as an actress, and her humanitarian work,” the website revealed.

Markle also had her internship in Buenos Aires, and she can speak some Spanish and Argentinian Spanish as well.

Middleton went to Florence to study art while she was still in the university. She spent three months in Italy when she was just 18 years old, and she studied Italian and History of Art at the British Institute of Florence.

The mom of three’s course included three hours of Italian sessions a day, as well as Renaissance daily lectures. And when she’s not in school, Middleton also enjoyed the nightlife in the city by going to bars and joints with her classmates.

Middleton learned how to speak Italian while she was in Italy, but she recently admitted to not remembering much about the foreign language.

Meanwhile, Prince William and Prince Harry did not study abroad while they were in the university, but they traveled during their gap years to Chile and Africa, and Australia and South Africa, respectively.

The royal siblings have a special connection with Africa due to their mom Princess Diana’s humanitarian work in the country. Prince Harry has visited Lesotho several times with his charity Sentebale. The charity supports children with HIV.

Prince William, on the other hand, traveled to Africa a couple of times to promote wildlife conservation.