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WATCH: Full Steam Ahead! Kate Middleton And Prince William Visit Namesake Cambridge, By Train

Couple visited their namesake city for the first time since becoming Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


Commuters in London got a shock this morning when Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William boarded a train at King's Cross station on their way to visit Cambridge for the first time since the Dukedom was conferred by the Queen on their wedding day last year.

Londoners on their way to work couldn't believe their eyes as the royal couple shunned private transport and instead boarded a train to the University city, of course in first class.

Many of the railways have been disrupted by the widespread flooding, but clearly the line was clear as the couple arrived on time shortly after 10am.

Don't forget your ticket! Kate and William arrive at Kings Cross Station (WENN)

Kate looked stunning in a grey Max Mara Belli overcoat, wrapped up against the cold with her husband shunning a coat in a navy blue suit. As ever the crowds turned out to great the royal couple, who share the name of the town, with the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Durberly.

He told the MailOnline, there was “great excitement” in the city for the couple's visit. "We're delighted that they are with us. They've come to claim to claim and county they're named after."

Kate shows off new sweeping fringe in Cambridge, (WENN)

Kate showed off her new layered fringe, which she debut last nigh at an exhibition opening at the Natural History Museum, although it seems the windy weather appeared to be causing the 30 year-old some problems.

Well-wisher Joanne Baldwin, who was part of the crowd that greet the couple, revealed: "I told her I loved her new hair style," 'She said: "I'm not sure about it. It's a bit windy today." I said don't worry, it looks lovely.'”

Kiss Her! Royal couple greet crowds on balcony at Cambridge Guildhall, but no kiss this time! (WENN)

With speculation continuing over when Kate will fall pregnant with the couple's first baby, one spectator presented her seven month old son who was born on the couple's first wedding anniversary.

Mother Tessa Davies said: “She said how cute he was. He was due on their first wedding anniversary. His name is James William - the William was named after Prince William. I told her that and she said that was wonderful.”

Lets hope Kate will be naming her own child soon!


What did they say?! Prince William looks shocked as he chats to well-wishers, (WENN)

The couple's visit has certainly made an impact in the city with mayor Sheila Stuart claiming it to be a memorable occasion. “The thing for Cambridge is this day is going to be in people's memories for the rest of their lives. In 50 and 60 years people are going to be telling their grandchildren about it.”

We hope they  enjoyed themselves!

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