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Britain's Prince William back at university for courses in agricultural management

Published on Jan 7, 2014 10:54 PM
 
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (second left) arrives at St John's College, Cambridge University, alongside Leszek Borysiewicz (left) Vice Chancellor University of Cambridge, Polly Coutice (second right) Director of Cambridge Programme Sustainability Leadership and Master of St Johns Proffessor Christopher Dobson (right), on Jan 7, 2014. Britain's Prince William started a 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University on Tuesday, in a bid to prepare him for future duties. -- PHOTO: AFP/POOL

LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Prince William started a 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University on Tuesday, in a bid to prepare him for future duties.

The 31-year-old Duke of Cambridge arrived at the prestigious institution to begin the course, which is intended to give him an understanding of agricultural business and rural communities.

Like many students he travelled by train to Cambridge in eastern England from London for his first day - but unlike others the university's vice chancellor was on hand to greet him.

The bespoke programme is designed to help prepare the second in line to the throne for when he inherits the Duchy of Cornwall when his father Prince Charles becomes king.

 
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