According to a report, Prince William and his wife Kate may spend a lot more time in Scotland in the future. Advisors recommended the couple move to Scottish Balmoral Castle – formerly a holiday home of the royal family – as a source close to the royal family revealed in the “Times” (Sontag). “They want them to look like residents, not visitors.”
William (39) and Kate (39) recently took a multi-day visit to their old university in St Andrews, Scotland, and several other places in Scotland. Until now, Kensington Palace in London has been his main residence – but during the pandemic, the family of five also spent a lot of time at a country house in the eastern English county of Norfolk.
The background of the plans may have been the strong desire of many Scots for independence from the United Kingdom. Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants her compatriots to vote in a new referendum after the pandemic. Brexit has given the independence movement a significant tailwind in recent years. In the event of partition, Sturgeon wants Scotland to return to the European Union as an independent country.
According to the report, the royal family wants to use their role to strengthen the unity of the state. Prince William is considered popular in Scotland. There was initially no official confirmation of the plans from Buckingham Palace. (dpa)
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