Prince William has some emotional and very personal connection with Scotland.
“I was in Balmoral when I was told that my mother had died,” the Duke of Cambridge said during his 2021 royal tour in Scotland.
“Scotland is incredibly important to me and will always have a special place in my heart. I’ve been coming to Scotland since I was a small boy. As I grew up, I saw how my grandmother relishes every minute she spends here. And my father is never happier than when walking among the hills. “
The Duke wen on saying: “In short, Scotland is the source of some of my happiest memories. But also, my saddest. I was in Balmoral when I was told that my mother had died. Still in shock.”
Dina’s eldest son continued: “And in the dark days of grief that followed, I found comfort and solace in the Scottish outdoors. As a result, the connection I feel to Scotland will forever run deep.”
He also shared some of the happiest memories he has of Scotland, including meeting wife Kate Middleton, saying: “Twenty years ago this year – that I first met Catherine,” he said of his wife, whom he met while they were both studying at St. Andrews. “
“Needless to say, the town where you meet your future wife holds a very special place in your heart,” he added.
Prince William did not stop and said: “George, Charlotte and Louis already know how dear Scotland is to both of us, and they are starting to build their own happy memories here too.”