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We cannot get over these old Kate Middleton university pictures, as the Princess of Wales candidly revealed that she’d love to ‘be a student’ and do it all over again.
The University of St Andrews is famously the origin of Prince William and Kate’s relationship, with the pair initially living in the same halls of residence (where Kate gained a very flattering nickname) in 2001 and soon after striking up a romance.
Now 22 years on, they have since celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary and welcomed three children; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. However, after Kate took a trip down memory lane during her visit to Nottingham Trent University – where she confessed to missing her student days – we couldn’t help but reminisce right along with her…
Pictured on graduation day in this throwback from June 23, 2005, Kate can be seen rocking some classic Y2K trends, including low-rise jeans and a white cami-style top. This is, of course, a far cry from her recent affinity with chic pantsuits and slingback heels but proves she was right on-trend for the era.
This snap of Kate in her graduation robes is just as nostalgic, especially when you spot her curtains bangs – a hairstyle that has made a comeback for the Princess of Wales in 2023. In the photo, Kate is also carrying one of her signature handbags and wearing a pair of pointed heels, a style she actually still opts for now.
Kate’s admission came on October 11, 2023, as she chatted with students at Nottingham Trent University’s freshers event, for one of many outings she and her husband, William conducted for World Mental Health Day.