Prince William & Kate Middleton Are Going Back to the College Town Where They Met

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been going on an extended tour of Scotland, participating in engagements ranging from meetings with the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit to ice cream socials at Queens Bay Lodge.

However, it turns out that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (whose titles are the Earl and Countess of Strathearn when they are in Scotland) have a special stop in their itinerary. According to People, the pair will visit the town of St. Andrews in Scotland, which is where they first met.

The royal couple first connected while they were both sophomores at the University of St. Andrews. In a fairytale turn of events, Kate Middleton volunteered to model in a charity fashion show, where Prince William was sitting front row. Although Middleton was dating someone else at the time, the two would start going steady a year later, and according to fellow student Laura Warshauer, “Whenever Kate was in the room, Will was obviously paying attention to her.”

Prince William and Kate Middleton's trip was marked on the royal family Instagram account, where they said, “Each year, The Queen appoints a Lord High Commissioner to represent the Sovereign at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The Lord High Commissioner's role is to maintain the relationship between the State and the @churchofscotland...This year, Prince William, The Earl of Strathearn has been appointed, and will carry out a week of engagements in Scotland with The Countess of Strathearn.”

When Prince William addressed the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, he made reference to his and Middleton's meet-cute. In an emotional reflection on the day he learned his mother, Princess Diana, had passed away, the Duke of Cambridge said, “And yet alongside this painful memory, is one of great joy. Because it was here in Scotland, 20 years ago this year, that I first met Catherine.”

We can't wait for pics of these two visiting the place where their royal romance started.

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