updated 11/30/2012 AT 11:40 AM ET
•originally published 11/30/2012 AT 12:10 PM ET
The Duchess of Cambridge took a trip down memory lane Friday during a visit to her former prep school, St. Andrew’s, in Berkshire, England, where she met with students, played some field hockey and even spilled her cute childhood nickname.
Dressed in a dark green tartan frock coat by Alexander McQueen, Kate, who attended the school from 1986 to 1995, was serenaded with the song “In Bonny Scotland” by a group of students age 6 and under.
Asking the young students if they had any animals in the classroom, Kate, who recalled the class guinea pigs of her schooldays, explained, “There was one called Pip and one called Squeak – because my sister was called Pippa and I was Squeak.”
She also received some art from the students, specifically a painting of the class mascot teddy bear colored with fingerprints of every member of class.