British royal Prince William is following his younger brother HARRY into England's top military academy at Sandhurst.

The 23-year-old future king was "delighted" on hearing he had passed pre-entry aptitude exams for the prestigious officer training college in Camberley, south east England.

He will join his 21-year-old sibling, who enrolled in May this year (05), after completing a work experience placement at HSBC Bank.

William sat the challenging Regular Commissions Board exams alongside 20 other candidates, and is thrilled the four-day ordeal is now over.

He says, "I am absolutely delighted to have got over the first hurdle, but I am only too well aware, having spoken so much to Harry, that this is just the beginning.

"I am really looking forward to taking my place alongside all the other cadets at Sandhurst."