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British press question whether Prince William's grades are good enough to attend Cambridge University

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November 6, 2013. Prince William smiles during a visit to the head office of the St Giles Trust, in Camberwell, south east London.Reuters

Prince William’s announcement that he has enrolled in Cambridge University for a 10-week course has created a royal ruckus in the U.K as it seems his grades might not have been good enough to gain admission.

According to the New York Daily News the Duke of Cambridge plans on attending the prestigious Cambridge University this spring taking a custom-made course in Agricultural management in the School of Technology.

Members of the British media were annoyed that William gained admission as he only achieved an ABC grading on his A-level exams whereas Cambridge requires students to have an AAA grading.

"Admitting Prince William is an insult to every student, whatever their background, who got into Cambridge by getting the required A-level or degree results," columnist Melissa Berrill wrote in The Guardian. "It's an insult to every student whose A-levels and degree are the same or better than his, and who didn't get a free pass to Cambridge in spite of them. And it's an insult to everyone in the country who needs skills or training, and hasn't had a university course personally designed for them."

Nevertheless the royal heir will be moving out of his royal digs and living in the Center of Cambridge for the 10 week duration. The married father of one have to hit the books as he'll be taking around 20 hours of classes a week. The course which will cost over 10,000 pounds is to be paid privately.

"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," a spokesman for Kensington Palace told Cambridge-based newspaper The Tab.

Click here for more from the Daily News.

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