Prince William Going Back to School—Royal to Study Agricultural Management at Cambridge

Kate Middleton's husband to partake in 10-week program beginning in January 2014

By Rebecca Macatee Dec 30, 2013 4:47 PMTags
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Prince William's no royal know-it-all—in fact, he's heading back to school!

Yep, in January 2014, Kate Middleton's hubby will partake in a 10-week course in agricultural management organized by the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge, Kensington Palace announced Dec. 30.

The executive education program of seminars, lectures and meetings "will draw on the strengths of academics across the university," according to a palace press release. It will start in early January and run until mid-March.

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The course has been designed help provide Prince George's dad with "an understanding of contemporary issues affecting agricultural business and rural communities in the United Kingdom."

In September 2013, William announced that after seven years in the service, he would be retiring from his job with the Royal Air Force to focus full-time on his charity work and royal responsibilities. Per the palace, William plans to work closely with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and in particular, "expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect to endangered species."

Clearly, he wants to gain as much knowledge as possible to help him with this work.