Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge wanted ‘overall education’ at university
Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge didn’t attend university just to study.
The duchess – who met her now-husband, Prince William, while at St Andrews University in Fife, east Scotland – revealed that she wanted an “education in life”.
In an archive copy of the university’s newspaper, The Saint, Catherine is quoted as saying she wanted “to get an overall education in all aspects of life”.
Recently, the royal couple – who married on April 29, 2011 at London’s Westminster Abbey – reportedly raised £1.3 million for the educational establishment where they both attended while visiting New York City.
The duke and duchess made an appearance at the 600th anniversary fundraiser on their first night in the city.
The dinner – which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – was attended by 450 guests, who paid between £1,600 and £6,400 for a ticket to the exclusive event.
The money raised will help to fund improved sports facilities at the Scottish university as well as allow more scholarships to be offered so students from all walks of life have the chance to attend the university.
The following day, the duchess toured a developmental centre in Harlem while the duke met President Barack Obama in Washington DC, where an eyewitness revealed that the prince shared a joke with the President about the birth of his 17-month-old son, Prince George.
William said: “I didn’t work out whether it was a boy or a girl. The excitement of the event and everything else was just chaos, so you’re suddenly like, ‘Actually it’s a boy in the end.’ “
The President then joked: “You forgot to ask?”