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Royal commute: Prince hops a train to Cambridge

Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Britains Prince William laughs during a visit at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, in Gosport, south England, Tuesday June 10, 2008. The Prince toured HMS Alliance, a WWII submarine, and saw the Royal Navys first ever submarine, the Holland 1, before opening the Area of Remembrance. William began his two-month attachment with the Royal Navy, undergoing basic naval training, to learn core skills like navigation and sea safety. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)

Britain's Prince William laughs during a visit at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, in Gosport, south England, Tuesday June 10, 2008. The Prince toured HMS Alliance, a WWII submarine, and saw the Royal Navy's first ever submarine, the Holland 1, before opening the Area of Remembrance. William began his two-month attachment with the Royal Navy, undergoing basic naval training, to learn core skills like navigation and sea safety. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)

Prince William has started a special 10-week course in agricultural management, commuting by train to the University of Cambridge.

The future king, whose formal title is Duke of Cambridge, traveled Tuesday on the 9:44 a.m. train from London's King Cross station.

He is embarking on a tailored course designed to help him manage the lucrative Duchy of Cornwall estate which he stands to inherit from his father, Prince Charles, who has been an outspoken advocate for organic farming.

The course will include one-on-one teaching and some regular classwork with other students.

It will be organized by the Cambridge Program for Sustainability Leadership with an emphasis on geography, land use, and plant science.

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