British royal Prince William was awarded his 2:1 master of arts degree in
geography at Scotland's St Andrews University yesterday (23JUN05) - but he will
be sad to leave the education establishment where he was able to lead a
William was delighted to be joined by his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II,
who had been a doubt for the graduation ceremony following a bout of illness,
his grandfather The Duke of Edinburgh and his father Prince Charles, who was
his new wife CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall.
The young prince told the 5,000-strong crowd waiting for him outside the
ceremony, "Today is a very special day for me and I am delighted that I can
share it with my family, and in particular with my grandmother, who has made
such an effort to
come, having been under the weather.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at St Andrews and I shall be very sad
to leave. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has made my time
here so enjoyable.
"I have been able to lead as normal a student life as I could have hoped
for and I am very grateful to everyone, particularly the locals who have made
William's girlfriend Kate Middleton was awarded a 2:1 history of art
degree at the same ceremony - the second highest grade that can be awarded.