Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton was awarded an honorary degree from St Andrews University in Scotland today.
She took part in a formal procession through the town, which was watched by many Americans, before the graduation ceremony in the university's Younger Hall.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton will receive an honorary degree from St Andrew's University later today and will make a special graduation address marking 600 years of Scotland's oldest redbrick.
The award will also mark her efforts to champion the causes of education, human rights, democracy, civil society and promoting opportunities for females around the world, according to the university.
The former first lady is not the only person receiving an honorary degree. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will join classicist Professor Mary Beard, primatologist Dame Jane Goodall and particle physicist Professor Peter Higgs at St Andrew's to collect their honorary degrees.
Other famous names being bestowed with honorary degrees are, anthropologist Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, philosopher Professor Nancy Cartwright and inventor of the world wide web Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has tweeted her congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge:
Congratulations from across the pond to the Duke and Duchess! Wishing you the best of luck and a bit of advice: It Takes a (Royal) Village!
In a letter sent to the President shortly before she left the State Department for the last time, she said: "I am more convinced than ever in the strength and staying power of America's global leadership and our capacity to be a force for good in the world."
William Hague published a picture which showed him standing alongside Hillary Clinton as the US Secretary of State prepares to bow out of her role.
"Warm celebration of US-UK alliance at dinner for Hillary Clinton, and a fond farewell to a Great Secretary of State," he tweeted.
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Former president of the United States, and husband of Hilary, Bill Clinton will be among the guests, along with their daughter Chelsea and husband Marc Mezvinsky.
Other guests include: Fashion mogul Oscar de la Renta and wife, General Martin Dempsey, Senator Feinstein, politicians Dr Alan Greenspan and Ms Andrea Mitchell, former White House chief of staff Jack Lew, and his replacement Denis McDonough, French Lawyer Christine Lagarde.
Senator McCain, Acting director of the CIA Mike Morrell, outgoing Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta, American diplomat Dr Susan Rice, and stateman George Shultz.
Senator John Kerry, who has been picked as Hillary's replacement will also attend.
President Obama and Hillary Clinton have spoken of their relationship during a joint interview on CBS's 60 minutes. President Obama heaped praise on the outgoing Secretary of State as she prepares to step down. Clinton would not be drawn on whether she plans to run for presidency in 2016.
Foreign Secretary William Hague will mark the departure of Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State tonight by hosting a farewell party for her in Washington.
Mr Hague is due to preside over a private farewell dinner for his opposite number during a visit to the US capital where he is expected also to hold meetings with officials, politicians and business leaders.
Yesterday the Foreign Secretary tweeted:
Heading to the US for talks and to host a farewell dinner tomorrow for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
He also retweeted praise for Mrs Clinton sent to him by Britons:
@williamjhague Please thank her for her continued interest in Northern Ireland. Few are held in such respect here, and use it so positively.
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