The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned their very best prep looks when they hit the University of St. Andrews and spent their time speaking with students in St. Salvator’s quad and took part in the royal tradition of planting a tree.
Surely the university was aware the lovebirds ignited their romance at St. Andrews some 20 years ago as the grass located on the lawn at the student quad had been decorated with large heart shapes painted on the grass, according to People magazine.
William and Middleton were accompanied by university principal and vice-chancellor Sally Mapstone, who told the publication that the pair were more than willing to extend their time with the students and likely didn’t want to leave the site of their coming-of-age years.
“They really listened. They were incredibly interested in this place, both because it means so much to them, but also because they want to know about student wellbeing after this terrible 15 months,” Mapstone said, adding that the parents of Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 3, “have a brilliant relationship.”
“You feel you are in the company of two people who are very happy with each other, know each other really well. That transfers over to how they interact with others,” Mapstone maintained to People. “They understand each other, they like each other and that communicates itself. It communicates itself and feels very natural — not in any way contrived — and that really helps people.”