Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets around the Guildhall to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are spending the day celebrating the city’s famous university, and some of its charities, schools and hardworking volunteers.
The royal couple arrived by train and were slowly driven through the city so the crowds could catch a glimpse of them.
Cambridge has been awaiting the royal visit since the Queen bestowed the dukedom on her grandson just a few hours before he married the then Kate Middleton on April 29 last year.
Princess Catherine was sporting her new hairstyle – layered long dark locks with a parted fringe – first seen in London last night when she opened a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the official opening of The Natural History Museums’s Treasures Gallery at Natural History Museum on November 27, 2012 in London, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph on Whitehall on November 11, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
The Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception and dinner in aid of the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal at Middle Temple Treasury, London.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, both wearing traditional island clothing, arrive at Governor General Frank Kabui’s house for dinner as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a Jubilee Thanksgiving Service at St Barnabus Cathedral on day 6 of their Diamond Jubilee Tour, on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge travel in a special boat vehicle as they arrive at Honiara International Airport during their Diamond Jubilee tour of the Far East on September 16, 2012 in Honiara, Guadalcanal Island.
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The Duke and Duchess visit Danum Vallery Rainforest while on the Diamond Jubilee Tour (09/15).
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge drink tea during a Diamond Jubilee Tea Party at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpu.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is all smiles as she receives a bunch of roses from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a cultural event in Central Park, Kuala Lumpur.