Philip insists that Prince Charles attend his alma mater in Scotland and reminisces about the life-changing difficulties he experienced there.
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"Paterfamilias" is Latin for "the male head of a household." The title of the episode may refer to Charles learning to stand up for himself to prepare for manhood as the heir apparent or Philip's asserting of his authority over the children's education in spite of Elizabeth's wishes, but most likely both. See more
When Charles arrives at Gordonstoun, a pupil addresses him as Your Royal Highness, but is told to call him Charles. Schoolboys at that time were never addressed by their first names either by their teachers (who addressed them by their surnames) or their schoolfellows (who addressed them by their surnames or their nicknames). First names were entirely absent in boys' schools at that time, and many schoolboys would not even have known their friends' first names. Charles would have been referred to by both staff and pupils as Windsor. See more