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Rowan Atkinson's son accepted to Sandhurst military academy

Amy Mulvaney

Published 14/08/2016 | 14:57

Rowan Atkinson's son Ben has been accepted to Sandhurst military academy.
Rowan Atkinson's son Ben has been accepted to Sandhurst military academy.

Rowan Atkinson’s son Ben (22) has been accepted to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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The Blackadder actor’s son announced on Facebook that he received an acceptance letter from the academy, where Prince William and Harry earned their military badges.

Sandhurst is the British Army’s initial officer training centre, with Katie Hopkins and James Blunt among previous students.

"Dunno what this letter is but apparently The Royal Military Academy want me to come and attend them. Sounds like fun,” wrote Ben in the post, The Telegraph reports.

Ben would have to have passed rigorous physical and mental tests to be accepted and is expected to begin his 44-week training course next year.

In comedy series Blackadder Goes Forth, Rowan Atkinson starred as Edmund Blackadder, a British army officer during World War I.

Rowan (61) divorced Ben’s mother Sunetra last year after 24 years of marriage and now lives with his partner, actress Louise Ford.

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