Royal commute: Prince hops a train to Cambridge

January 7, 2014 - 8:04 AM
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Britain's Prince William, foreground second left, walks with Leszek Borysiewicz Vice Chancellor University of Cambridge. right, Polly Coutice Director of Cambridge Programme Sustainability Leadership, second right and Master of St Johns Professor Christopher Dobson as they arrive at St Johns College, Cambridge, England Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014. Prince William will start a special 10-week course in agricultural management at the University of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

LONDON (AP) — 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.