The second in line to the throne will be enrolling in a 10-week course in agricultural management at
William graduated with a degree in geography from the University of St. Andrews in 2005 and is reportedly taking the new course to help him run the Duchy of
It's been quite the year for the Duke of Cambridge: After welcoming son
In early January, the 31-year-old prince will begin his executive education program in sustainability leadership, which includes seminars, lectures and meetings, the palace said. The course will continue through mid-March.
"The course has been designed to help provide The Duke with an understanding of contemporary issues affecting agricultural business and rural communities in the United Kingdom," the statement said.
The palace has described his upcoming year as a "transitional" one until he decides what royal duties he'll specifically tackle. He is still considering various options in public service, the palace said, since he pledged to support the work of his grandmother, Britain's current monarch
His philanthropic Royal Foundation with Catherine and his brother,
William will be in classes for about 20 hours a week and will be provided a dorm room if he chooses to stay the night at Cambridge, according to the New York Daily News. Perhaps it will also serve as a reprieve from the crying Prince George, especially when he has long nights of studying to do?
Prince William, the first heir to the throne to obtain a university degree, is a patron to Cambridge's sustainability program, and the cost of his course "would be met privately," the Guardian reported, citing a palace spokesman.
The duke is "very much looking forward to" his studies, the spokesman told the newspaper.
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