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Thursday 18 September 2014

Former US President 'couldn't be prouder' of daughter Chelsea as she is awarded a doctorate from Oxford University

Published 10/05/2014 | 19:11

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton hugs his daughter Chelsea after attending her Oxford University graduation ceremony with his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The family attended Chelsea's Oxford University graduation ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, England. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The graduation ceremony comes as her mother is considering a potential 2016 presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Former US president Bill Clinton has said he "couldn't be prouder" of his daughter after attending her graduation ceremony where she was awarded a doctorate from Oxford University.

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Chelsea Clinton, who is pregnant with her first child, was accompanied at the ceremony by her father and mother, Hillary, as well as her husband Marc Mezvinsky.

The 34-year-old, who works as a journalist, was presented with her doctorate degree in international relations at a ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.

Her father posted on Twitter: "Couldn't be prouder of @ChelseaClinton today. Congrats on your doctorate."

He also posted a photograph of the four of them together, including his daughter in her graduation robes and holding her degree.

Ms Clinton previously completed an MPhil in the same subject at Oxford in 2003 having completed a BA in history at Stanford in the US.

Her father, who gained a Rhodes scholarship, also studied at Oxford from 1968 to 1970.

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