According to a report, Prince William and his wife Kate may spend a lot of time in Scotland in the future. Then the move would also have a political dimension.
According to a report, Prince William and his wife Kate may spend a lot of time in Scotland in the future. A source close to the royal family told the Times (Sunday) that advisors had recommended the couple move to Balmoral Castle in Scotland – formerly a holiday home for the royals. “They want them to look like residents, not visitors.”
William, 39, and Kate, 39, recently went on a multi-day visit to their old university in St Andrews, Scotland and several other places in Scotland. So far, Kensington Palace in London has been his main residence – but during the pandemic, the family of five has 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. After the pandemic, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants her compatriots to vote on it in a new referendum. 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 its 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.
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