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Students' joy as Meghan wows university campus.

THE Duchess of Sussex received a rock-star welcome from students when she visited a London university to learn more about the work of a Commonwealth institution.

Meghan mania descended on City, University of London when she arrived to chat to scholars and academics from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), an organisation the duchess supports as patron.

Hundreds of young people cheered and waved Union Flags when the heavily pregnant duchess arrived in her chauffeur-driven car.

The ACU brings together universities, academics and students from around the world to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds and improve lives.

Meghan chatted to groups of students from across the world researching issues like disability, sustainability and peace and reconciliation.

Joanna Newman, chief executive and secretary general of the ACU, said: "Our new patron, of course, has such a fantastic record of speaking up about the issues we most care about in higher education, whether it's equity of access, gender and girls, or a whole host of other issues."

Established in 1913, the ACU is one of the world's oldest international university networks. It manages international scholarship schemes, including the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships.

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