Students: Toughening Charles at Timbertop

High in the Australian bush country northeast of Melbourne, the "slushies" at Timbertop school scarcely paused in their chores when they got the official news: 16-year-old Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, will become one of Timbertop's "young old boys" in February. There had been rumors that the prince might transfer from Scotland's Gordonstoun School, and, while royalty is something special at "Australia's Eton," wealthy boys from throughout the world are commonplace there, and the slushies* are pretty blase about such things.

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