Prince William criticized for getting 'discount' on Cambridge University fees

Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Jan. 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM   |   Comments

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Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Prince William may be the "duke of Cambridge," but some Cambridge University students don't think that entitles him to educational "discounts."

William will pay £10,000 (US$16,400) to attend a 10-week agricultural management course at the academically selective university, but critics expected the personalized program to cost more.

“It’s not as though the Queen has had to remortgage Buckingham Palace to help him through university," National Union of Students vice president Dom Anderson told Cambridge News.

“There are surely more deserving postgraduate students in Cambridge than the heir to the British throne who will inherit a £400million estate. Many feel the Royal Family receives quite enough of a subsidy as it is," he added.

The 31-year-old future king started the School of Technology course earlier in the month. His father, Prince Charles, is a patron of the school.

Student leaders said that regular undergraduates pay £9,000 (US$14,800) a year to attend the school. They believe William's bespoke graduate course should cost much more.

“The courses are designed and developed for senior executives and leaders in business, and in this case, for a future king," a Cambridge spokesperson said in a statement.

[Cambridge News, Mirror]

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