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Orlando Bloom receives honorary degree

London: Actor Orlando Bloom has received an honorary degree from the University of Kent in a ceremony at Britain`s Canterbury Cathedral.

"It`s a really big deal. It`s an exciting day for me. I`m really honoured to be back in my home town. I have so many amazing memories of the Cathedral and Canterbury," contactmusic.com quoted him as saying.

"I have lived near the university so it`s like my playground. It`s a huge, huge honour and I feel chuffed, as does my mother - nobody more than my mother."

The 33-year-old star joined 340 other graduates, wearing a red gown and black mortarboard. Veteran actor David Suchet was also bestowed with the prestigious degree.

Earlier, Orlando received a degree from London`s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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