THE Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his “immense pride” at being associated with Cambridge as he and the Duchess toured the city.
The Royal couple received a rapturous welcome from hundreds of well-wishers who lined the streets of Cambridge yesterday to greet them on their first official joint visit to the city since their marriage.
Speaking at a reception in the university’s Senate House, William said he and Kate had looked forward to visiting Cambridge ever since they adopted their titles on their wedding day in April last year.
“We both feel immense pride at being associated with Cambridge, a place renowned the world over for its dynamism, beauty and learning,” he said.
William paid tribute to the work of Cambridge University, saying its academic record left them both feeling “very humble”.
“Within a mile of us, gravity and DNA were discovered,” he said.
On a more light-hearted note, William joked at his brother’s expense about their visit to Trinity College, Cambridge, five years ago.
“My brother Harry and I were fortunate enough to come to Cambridge five years ago, when we spent a couple of days at Trinity,” he said. “I have to say, it’s the closest Harry’s ever got to university.”