Prince William is packing his bags and setting off for Cambridge University.
The Duke of Cambridge will be saying goodbye to his young family for 10 weeks as he studies agricultural management to prepare himself for a future role overseeing the Duchy of Cornwall estate.
The Duke - who begins the tailor-made course in the city early next week - will be a fulltime student until mid-March, according to Kensington Palace.
The 31-year-old will have a private place to stay in Cambridge that's not affiliated with any of the university's colleges. Aides say he might decide to commute from London for much of the week.
"I'm sure he'll go home at weekends. There's a chance he might decide to commute daily," an insider told the Daily Express.
"We'll just have to see how it works out. He might miss the Duchess and George so much that he decides to commute from London every day."
Even though it will mean time spent away from his fam William is said to be excited about his studies.
"He is very much looking forward to it," a Kensington Palace spokesman said. "The executive education programme of seminars, lectures and meetings will draw on the strengths of academics across the university. It will start in early January and run until mid-March."