Prince William headed back to school on Tuesday when he arrived for his first day of classes at the University of Cambridge's St. John's College. The Duke of Cambridge is back to university life for a specially designed 10-week intensive course on agriculture management to help prepare him for estate management when he eventually takes over the Duchy of Cornwall from his father, Prince Charles. The Cornwall estate was set up in 1337 to provide heirs to the throne with a source of money and currently produces an annual income of $47.5 million. The Prince of Wales, who is an avid supporter of organic farming and sustainability, currently manages the estate in addition to his small farm at his private home, Highgrove House, in Gloucestershire, where William and Prince Harry were raised.
William has been busy preparing himself to take on royal duties full time following the birth of his son, Prince George, in July. The prince recently quit the Royal Air Force, where he served as a search and rescue pilot, and has been beefing up his official appearances and charity work, saying he wants to focus on conservation. William had Kate Middleton and Harry by his side when the whole family got together for the royals' annual Christmas celebration in Sandringham. While William and Kate are technically the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he will not relocate to his namesake town during his studies, as he will still be living with his family at Kensington Palace in London.