28/11/2012 08:45 GMT

Kate And Wills Arrive In Style On First Capital Connect Train In Cambridge (PICTURES)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited their namesake city for the first time on Wednesday, arriving in slightly less than Royal style on a First Capital Connect Train.

The ever-stylish Duchess was evidently careful not to clash with the garish pink of the train doors and looked demure and stunning in a classy cream Max Mara coat.

Prince William spoke of his "immense pride" at being associated with Cambridge as he and the Duchess toured the city.

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Catherine is greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire as she arrives in Cambridge station

The royal couple received a rapturous welcome from hundreds of well-wishers who lined the streets of Cambridge to greet them on their first official joint visit to the city since their marriage.

Speaking at a reception in the university's Senate House, William said he and Kate had looked forward to visiting Cambridge ever since they adopted their titles on their wedding day in April last year.

"We both feel immense pride at being associated with Cambridge, a place renowned the world over for its dynamism, beauty and learning, and it is lovely for us to be here together today," he said.

William paid tribute to the work of Cambridge University, saying its academic record down the centuries left them both feeling "very humble".

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The Duchess of Cambridge waves as she arrives at the Guild Hall in Cambridge

"Within a mile of us, gravity and DNA were discovered," he said.

"Many of the brilliant minds who, through their later work at Bletchley Park, did so much to save our country and the free world, were given first flowering to their genius here at Cambridge.

"This university has more Nobel prize-winners to its name than all but a couple of countries."

On a more light-hearted note, William joked at his brother's expense about their visit to Trinity College, Cambridge, five years ago.

"My brother Harry and I were fortunate enough to come to Cambridge five years ago, when we spent a couple of days at Trinity," he said.

"I have to say, it's the closest Harry's ever got to university."