By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated August 07, 1998 12:00 AM
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The Palace says it’s official: Prince William will become an art history major at Scotland’s St. Andrews University (St. Andrew’s is home of the world-class golf course) — but not until the 18-year-old first takes a year off to travel. St. James’s Palace, home to Wills’s dad Prince Charles, said that the heir to the British throne was “delighted and relieved” after being accepted by the university, which dates back to 1411. William, who is currently in Belize taking part in exercises with the Welsh Guards regiment, received a congratulatory e-mail from his father, who said publicly: “I know how hard William worked to achieve these excellent results, and I am very proud that he has done so well.” Having just graduated from Eton, William took Britain’s stringent secondary-school exams (called A levels) a week ago. His final scores — A in geography, B in history of art and C in biology — were considered solid. They were also reportedly higher than those received by his father, or by any other member of the royal family.