Prince William awaits finals

Prince William gets his degree results tomorrow after spending four years studying at St Andrews University.

Prince William gets his degree results tomorrow after spending four years studying at St Andrews University.

The second in line to the throne will be able to access his final grade online from 9am.

Britain's most famous undergraduate said last year that he was on track to get an upper second class honours (2:1) in his geography MA, providing his dissertation and final exams went well. His wrote his 10,000 word dissertation on the coral reefs of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean.

The prince, who celebrates his 23rd birthday later this month, had a somewhat rocky start to his life in the isolated Scottish town in Fife. He struggled to adjust in his first term, but eventually settled down after switching his course from history of art to geography.

In the end, St Andrews became a haven, where the locals grew used to having a royal pin-up around town.

Tomorrow, the prince and hundreds of other students at the university will be able to access their degree classifications though a secure website.

From Monday, they will also receive a confirmation letter by post.

He will then become one of about 1,400 St Andrews students who graduate in the town at the end of June.

With his university experience at an end and military training beckoning, the prince is preparing to fly to New Zealand to join the British Lions squad on their rugby tour.

During his stay on the islands, he will also carry out his first solo engagements on behalf of the Queen to celebrate the end of the second world war - marking a new era of royal duties for him. The prince, who plans to sign up for the army and attend Sandhurst like his younger brother Prince Harry, has spoken about being "wary" of developing his public role too soon.

His father the Prince of Wales got a lower second class honours (2:2) from Trinity College, Cambridge, for his history degree.

He also swapped courses, having initially picked archaeology and anthropology.

Prince Charles was the first heir to the throne to take a degree. The Earl of Wessex, who studied at Jesus College, Cambridge, was also awarded a 2:2.

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