The last time they were in St Andrews – for their 2005 graduation – Kate Middleton walked shyly past the assembled crowds while Prince William greeted the public.
Six years down the line, and everything is completely different. Kate, now the Prince's fiancée rather than girlfriend, was very much in limelight as the couple made their return to the town, and university, where they fell in love.
And much as she did the previous day in Anglesey, the princess-to-be took it all in her stride, with a dazzling smile on her face.
As a wedding gift to the former students, the university has created a scholarship in their honour. It was due to be presented to the couple during their visit.
The royal couple – who both lived as undergraduates in the university's St Salvator's hall - studied art history and social anthropology alongside one another.
In their final year, they chose different honours subjects: William opting for geography, Kate choosing art history.
Both were awarded 2:1 degrees upon graduating.