The Duke of Cambridge starts his 10-week agricultural course today, but he won't be assessed...
Prince William has arrived for his very first day at university this afternoon, looking seriously dapper in a suit and tie as he was ushered around the grounds by professors.
The Duke of Cambridge embarks on a 10-week agriculture course today, where he’ll study rural planning and policy, farming and supply chains, site management, agricultural policy and conservation governance. He’ll also get to go on a serious of field trips. Exciiiiiting.
It’s not exactly your typical first day on campus. No tearful goodbyes with the family, flyers for Fresher’s Week or warm welcomes from his new classmates were to be seen as the future King spoke to Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the vice chancellor of the university, Professor Christopher Dobson, the master of St John’s, and Polly Courtice, from the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.
The Prince was on his best behaviour as he inspected the grounds, and took a tour of St John’s College. Kate Middleton and Prince George decided to give his first day a miss.
And there’ll be no late night parties, fancy dress or sports games for the Prince, either. Wills will have 18 to 20 hours of lectures, and while he will complete essays, it’s been revealed that he won’t actually be assessed on his work or sit exams. No fair.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said: ‘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.’
While a statement from Cambridge University said: ‘The executive education programme of seminars, lectures and meetings will draw on the strengths of academics across the university.’
The Prince already has a geography degree from the University of St Andrews, which he attended with his now-wife, Kate Middleton.
Sigh, what we wouldn’t give to go back… there’s still fancy dress and free periods, right?