It’s received more than its share of royal visits in recent years.
Now the University of Huddersfield has sealed royal approval once more after HRH The Duke of York agreed to become its new chancellor.
Prince Andrew will replace Star Trek legend, Sir Patrick Stewart, at the upcoming graduation ceremonies.
Prof Bob Cryan, the university’s vice-chancellor, said he was delighted the Duke of York accepted the invitation to be chancellor.
“It is obviously a great honour and a source of great prestige to have a member of the royal family at the head of our university,” said Prof Cryan.
“But in the case of The Duke of York, this is much more than a ceremonial appointment.
“He has a real commitment to the development of entrepreneurial and digital skills among young people and fully appreciates how important they are to the future of ‘UK Plc’.