Kate Middleton, Prince William Spend Night at St. Andrews, Where They First Met: Details, Photos From Their Scotland Trip

Kate Middleton, Prince William Spend Night at St. Andrews
Prince William and Kate Middleton returned to the site where they first met in St. Andrews, Scotland. Samir Hussein/WireImage

Back when they were two young undergrads, Kate Middleton and Prince William met and fell in love at the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a trip down memory lane on Thursday, Oct. 22, staying at the five-star Old Course Hotel where they enjoyed a romantic date night away from the kids. 

“The Duke and Duchess spent last night in St Andrews, where they first met @univofstandrews,” the official Kensington Palace Twitter handle tweeted on Friday with a throwback photo of the young lovebirds. The future spouses met in 2001 at St. Andrews and began dating in 2003. 

For their sweet throwback Thursday, the royals ate at the hotel’s Road Hole Restaurant, sharing a dessert at the popular golf resort. Rooms at the fancy hotel start at $470 per night and it overlooks the West Sands beach and the Scottish coastline. 

The next day the pair visited Dundee, Scotland, for an eventful day. After greeting the massive crowds outside of the Dundee Repertory Theatre, they joined Prince Harry to support the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. 

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs after visiting the Dundee Rep Theatre as part of an away day to the Scottish City on October 23. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Middleton, 33, wore a custom Christopher Kane blue coat and kilt paired with her go-to Aquatalia boots, while her husband, also 33, wore a navy suit with a red tie. 

At the theatre, the mother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte was intrigued by an 8-year-old girl named Evie Will who was wearing a mask of Queen Elizabeth

“Where did you find that?” she asked the little girl, laughing. 

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Dundee Rep Theatre as part of an away day to the Scottish City on October 23. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Little Evie later opened up to Us Weekly and other reporters about meeting Prince William, saying, “He was asking me what I like at school and what productions I have seen at the theatre, and I said I like maths and I’ve seen James and the Giant Peach and the BFG. He said that he didn’t like maths. It was cool to meet them, but I was kind of scared.”

One well-wisher asked the Duchess if William was still a fan of his motorbike. 

“He’s still riding it,” she replied. “It always fills me with horror when he goes out on it. I’m terrified… ? Hopefully, I’m going to keep George off it.”

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Dundee Rep Theatre on October 23. Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Amanda Lowsen, the Community and Wellbeing Facilitator at the theatre, noted of the Royals, “They were very relaxed. A lot of the mums were saying it’s great to come to something all together as a family and they were nodding and seemed to understand that.”

William and Kate later visited The Corner, a drop-in center for teens wanting advice on issues like contraception or exam stress, and then joined in an anti-bullying workshop organized by Scottish organization, RespectMe. 

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