THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, visited the University of the South Pacific's Tuvalu campus last week.
The campus on Funafuti Atoll was graced by the presence of the British royals on September 18, making the Duke and Duchess the first members of the royal family to visit Tuvalu since the Queen's visit in 1982.
The visit was part of the couple's last stop on their Asia-Pacific tour and was expected to draw attention to the country's rising sea level issue.
The expectation was highlighted when the couple heard a poem by a student about climate change from a youth's perspective.
The campus also organised displays on climate change for the royal couple's visit. They were then presented with gifts from the school.
The royal couple were received at the USP Tuvalu campus by the campus director David Manuella.
"This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for, not only the students of the campus, but also for the people of Tuvalu to see Prince William and his wife in person," he said.