Prince William and Kate Middleton took a trip down memory lane on Wednesday when they returned to college where their relationship began.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned their best prep looks when they arrived at St. Andrews University and spent their time talking with students in the St. Salvator quad bike and taking part in the royal tradition of planting a tree.
The university was surely aware that the lovebirds had ignited their romance in St. Andrews about 20 years ago, as the grass on the lawn of the student quad had been decorated with large hearts painted on the grass, according to the magazine. People.
William and Middleton were accompanied by University Principal and Vice Chancellor Sally Mapstone, who told the publication the two were more than willing to extend their time with the students and likely did not want to leave their site. transition to adulthood. years.
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“They really listened. They were incredibly interested in this place, both because it means a lot to them, but also because they want to know more about the well-being of the students after these terrible 15 months, ”Mapstone said, adding that parents of Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 3, “have a brilliant relationship”.
“You feel in the company of two people who are very happy with each other, who know each other very well. It translates into the way they interact with others, ”Mapstone told People. “They understand each other, they love each other and it is communicated. It communicates and feels very natural – not at all contrived – and it really helps people. “
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The university official added: “They also want to get to the heart of the matter. So they are not going to attend the ceremony but at the same time they also have these impeccable good manners that get you somewhere. cold and relaxed is also being very polite – and there’s something to be learned from that. ”
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While basking in all their memories, the couple planted a silver birch with two students Deanna Coleman, 22, and Abi Whitefield, 25, as the university pledges to plant trees in the St. Andrews in a concerted effort to neutralize use. of carbon by transport over the next 600 years.
22-year-old college student Joe Horsnell told People William and Middleton “wondered what the university had done for us, for our well-being,” and felt right at home when they returned to their old grounds. game.
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“They were here as elders,” he said. “You could tell it was like coming home to them. “