Orlando Bloom & Miranda KerrOrlando Bloom received an honorary degree from the University of Kent on Monday and stood alongside other graduates for the ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral.

"It's a really big deal. It's an exciting day for me. I'm really honored to be back in my hometown. I have so many amazing memories of the cathedral and Canterbury," Bloom told BBC.

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

He was joined by fiancee Miranda Kerr, his parents and sister Samantha.