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Posted at 2:20 PM ET, 02/25/2011

William and Kate visit St. Andrews

By Jenna Johnson
Jenna Johnson

It wasn't that long ago that the University of St. Andrews in Scotland experienced the "Prince William Effect" -- as soon as the prince enrolled, it had a 44 percent increase in applications, at least some from starry eyed young women looking to snag a prince.

On Friday, Prince William returned to campus with fellow alum and fiancee Kate Middleton to kick off a two-year celebration of St. Andrews' 600th anniversary. The university announced it has set up a scholarship for underprivileged students in honor of the famous alums.

The outing was the famous couple's third public appearance since their engagement in November, and I love how the Associated Press described the scene near campus: "Thousands lined the cobblestoned streets... in hope of catching a glimpse of the royal couple. Well-wishers of all ages and nationalities stood six deep in some spots, stretching out flowers and hands -- hoping that a bit of the royal stardust would rub off."

(For more on royal wedding fever and "Kate-alikes," make sure to check out Monica Hesse's latest story from London. Oh, and the Post's Royal Wedding Watch blog.)

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By Jenna Johnson  | February 25, 2011; 2:20 PM ET
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  St. Andrews  
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