Kate Middleton and Prince William relive their college days in boozy campus visit

Kate Middleton and Prince William gave a glimpse into their party side while enjoying a tipple at a student union bar

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a tour of the Ulster University Magee Campus on September 29, 2021 in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William gave fans a glimpse into their wild college days as they enjoyed a few boozy offerings during a campus visit. The couple famously met during their university days and it's clear that they still know how to let loose!

Only recently a teenage photo of Kate Middleton and Prince William had royal fans fawning and, if these photos are anything to go by, not much has changed since their college days!

It was an official trip to Northern Ireland that the couple got a little boozy. They were visiting Ulster University's Magee Campus, to hear about how different organizations are engaging across communities, and meeting the young people involved too.

What's a trip without a few refreshments and the royal couple were invited to sample some of the island of Ireland's best-loved food and drinks, including whiskey, soda bread, Tayto crisps, and Guinness.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a tour of the Ulster University Magee Campus on September 29, 2021 in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

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Royal fans love the flirty banter between Kate Middleton and Prince William and it was more of the same when he said, "I’m just ignoring the time,” before knocking back a whiskey!

Duchess Kate enjoyed a little sip of Guinness, which some say puts any rumors regarding a potential pregnancy to bed.

Although the funny moment took place below a menu board festooned with meals you'd expect at an Irish/British uni—including chips, cheese, and gravy—the royal couple didn't get involved.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a tour of the Ulster University Magee Campus on September 29, 2021 in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

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They did, however, get involved in a lesson on how to pronounce traditional Irish names. Irish names and the Gaelic language itself, are often a source of confusion for non-Irish people.

Hilariously, the royal couple took a seat beside some students who had laptops open with names like Grainne (sounds like Grawn-ya).

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a tour of the Ulster University Magee Campus on September 29, 2021 in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

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The couple met while both at St Andrew's University in Scotland. Famously, Kate Middleton captured Prince William’s attention on the catwalk—and who could forget her see-through dress? The dress that took them from friend-zone to a romantic connection in no time at all.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a tour of the Ulster University Magee Campus on September 29, 2021 in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

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Aoife Hanna


Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.

She's an Irish journalist and writer with over 1500 bylines and a background in creative writing, comedy and TV production.

Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the soon-to-be-published Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

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