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Prince William to be Patron of the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal

Published 14 February 2011

Prince William has become Patron of the University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary appeal.

The University of St. Andrews 600th Anniversary will span three calendar years from 2011 to 2013. It will mark the formal charter granted by Bishop Henry Wardlaw in February 1411 and the achievement of full university status conferred by Pop Benedict XIII by Papal Bull in 1413.

St. Andrews alumnus Prince William, accompanied by Miss Middleton, also a St. Andrews alumna, will return to the University on Friday 25th February to launch its 600th Anniversary.

St. Andrews Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson, said:

“I am delighted that Prince William has agreed to be Patron of our 600th Anniversary Appeal. Anniversaries are a time for reflection, celebration, and for action. St. Andrews has much to celebrate and so much still to achieve.

“We hope that Prince William and Miss Middleton are the first among many who will reconnect with St. Andrews and join in the celebrations.”