Orlando Bloom has received an honorary degree from the University of Kent.

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor was joined by his fiancee Miranda Kerr as well as his mother, father and sister at the ceremony at Britain's historic Canterbury Cathedral.

Talking about the degree, which he also received alongside veteran actor David Suchet, Orlando said: "It's a really big deal. It's an exciting day for me. I'm really honoured to be back in my home town. I have so many amazing memories of the cathedral and Canterbury.

"I have lived near the university so it's like my playground. It's a huge, huge honour and I feel chuffed, as does my mother - nobody more than my mother."

The 33-year-old star joined 340 other graduates, wearing a red gown and black mortarboard.

Orlando does already have a degree, which he received from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, but he was unable to attend his graduation ceremony due to filming commitments on 'Lord of the Rings'.