have returned to the place where their relationship blossomed. nbc's
is at the university of
. good morning to you.
hi, meredith, with bells in the air -- not
were welcomed back to the university of
. it was a sweet moment. this is where they met as students ten years ago. there is really something about this place. it's so old and romantic, right on the magnificent coastline. it's where around one in ten students meets their future husband or wife. even scotland in the winter decided to smile on them on one of the first sunny, almost springlike days of the year, the beaming young couple set foot again where it all began.
again looking buttoned and polished and made for the part, wearing a vibrant
, skirt and bold
. both seeming relaxed and ready to begin their official life together, too. it's almost like
to the days when they were almost ordinary, but a long way now from the jeans and sneakers of college when the press was instructed to leave them alone. today, the future
king and queen
kicked off celebrations for the university's 600th anniversary. they had a reception, viewed the original
that founded it.
this is a special moment for catherine and me. it feels like
they were baby-faced freshman together in
, lived in the same dorm. first became friends.
already had a dashing boyfriend. they studied
together and it is said by winter when
was homesick, unhappy and wanted to leave,
helped encourage him to stay and switch his major to geography. and then that dress. yes, possibly the most unroyal one ever that
strutted for a charity
. ah, youth. it caught will's eye. he reportedly uttered those immortal words to his friends --
's hot. soon, they and two other pals rented an apartment together here on
13. they would go to pubs and restaurants and got to know each other.
it's such a
and such a romantic town.
maybe it's long years in the cold scottish coast holed up together.
whether it's snuggle worthy weather or the misty walks along the
, something worked. the
has the highest rate in the nation of student relationships lasting into marriage -- about 1 in 10.
and the audience were toldle to go forth and multiply. and many are hoping they will. there are pictures of the see-through dress again and now all anyone can talk about is what
will look like. there is a scholarship established now in their name. meredith?
, thank you so much. i kissed a frog and all i got was laryngitis. a bizarre radio rant