Prince William Races Home From Cambridge To Be By Kate's Side on Her Birthday

William managed to catch a fast train back to London to be by Kate's side last night

01.10.14 11:07 AM ET

As sources had told the Royalist, Prince William raced home from Cambridge University last night, to be with his wife Kate Middleton, for a quiet night in to celebrate her 32nd birthday.

On William's first day at the ancient University he had been photographed smartly dressed in a Savile Row suit and tie but by yesterday he had clearly got more used to typical student  sartorial standards and was wearing a pair of trainers, a quilted black body warmer to keep out the cold and a baseball cap pulled down low over his eyes. He carried his books ina  rucksack.

William was photographed rushing to catch the 1645 departure from Cambridge to London, a far service which takes just 53 minutes to reach King's Cross station in London.

Unlike other students, however, he was ferried to the train station in a chauffeur-driven Range Rover.

While sources said that Kate and William were celebrating the birthday quietly and privately, earlier in the day bells did ring out across London to mark the 32nd birthday of the Duchess.

Kate has not been seen in public since Christmas day when she attended church at Sandringham and she is only expected to carry out a very small number of public appointments between now and March when she departs with William on a four-week tour of Australia and New Zealand with Prince George in tow.

William is on a 10 week bespoke course in agricultural management at the University.