Orlando Bloom already had one degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, but he missed his graduation because he was off being a beautiful elf in Lord of the Rings. Luckily, he got a second chance – plus a brand new degree.
He was given an honorary degree from the University of Kent yesterday, and he got to graduate alongside 340 other alumni at Canterbury Cathedral. He was also pretty pumped about it:
“It’s a really big deal. It’s an exciting day for me. I’m really honored to be back in my hometown. I have so many amazing memories of the cathedral and Canterbury. I have lived near the university so it’s like my playground. It’s a huge, huge honor and I feel chuffed, as does my mother — nobody more than my mother.”
Orlando was cheered on by his parents, his sister, and his fiance.
On a side note, how cute is his little graduation outfit? Mine was nowhere near as adorable as that. His jaunty little cap is just too much, I love it!