02/25/2011 at 02:51 PM EST
Even dogs are fans of the Princess-to-Be!
Kate Middleton and her fiancé Prince William have stepped back into the spotlight following their engagement
, and one of their first public appearances was at their alma mater, St. Andrews University in Scotland. The couple received a very warm welcome
from hundreds of guests in the town and on campus, which celebrated its 600th anniversary.
After shaking hand after hand, Middleton couldn't resist reaching out to a furry fan, who looked to be doing a soft bow of the head to honor the future princess. How proper!See more of the British Royals with animals on PEOPLEPets.com: Princes William & Harry's Animal InstinctsSpotted: Prince Harry Finds Puppy Love