Almost two thousand people gathered at the University of St Andrews today (Friday 29 April 2011) to celebrate the marriage of two of its most famous graduates.
Members of the local community spent the day with staff and students of the University in honour of the marriage of graduates HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Broadcast live to an audience of over 1 billion, the St Andrews Royal Wedding Breakfast kickstarted with the Madras College Scottish Pipe Band processing into St Salvator’s Quadrangle.
A free breakfast was supplied by generous donations from local businesses to the sounds of entertainment from groups from across the town and University. All eyes moved to the big screen just before 11am to watch the Royal Wedding.
After the London event, attention turned to St Salvator’s Chapel for the exit of newlyweds Cassie Hall and Alex Staines, who had co-incidentally booked their big day on the same day as their famous fellow graduates.
The entertainment continued well into the afternoon, as crowds enjoyed the sunshine in the heart of the University where the Royal couple first met.
Issued by the University of St Andrews
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Ref: Royal Wedding 290411University news