The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just finished a tour de force in Scotland, charming the people of the highlands and bringing a special bit of magic that can be only achieved via royalty.
Many have suggested, especially because the couple’s meeting with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, that the couple’s tour is going to help dissuade the Scottish people from voting for independence, which is a growing movement.
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon recently reported that during a phone call with PM Boris Johnson, she said, “The question of a referendum is now a matter of when, not if.”
However, Prince William and Catherine’s tour could help swing the vote in one particular direction.
The couple’s tour took them all over Scotland and seemed to lift the spirits of the people and highlight the great work of those in the green and sweeping highlands.
The tour most notably led the couple back to their old stomping grounds, St. Andrews. Where they attended university together and eventually fell in love.
While there, the couple revisited their old fish and chips haunt, where they had almost a little mini date during their hectic schedule.
They also held a screening for the new live action “Cruella” film for NHS workers at Holyrood Palace. During the event, Kate wore some impressive earrings on loan from the Queen and a lovely and bright tartan coat.
William and Catherine also participated in a planting session at the community park Starbank Park with a group of children, which was promoted as part the charity Fields of Trust, whose president was the late Prince Philip.
Jo Harding, a kindergarten teacher, said, “She was spontaneous and relaxed. Perhaps because she has her own children, you can see she is keen on children. William was also great with them. They have an openness about them that makes them feel friendly.”
But perhaps the best moment was when Kate met little Mila, who was separated from most of her family while undergoing chemo treatments last year and was part of the Hold Still campaign. The little girl wore a blush dress and tiara, and Catherine wore a pink dress as the little girl requested.
“Hi Mila, look at you. I want to give you a big squeezy cuddle, it’s so nice to meet you in person,” Catherine said. She also asked the little girl to “do a little twirl.”
All in all, it was an absolutely incredible tour, and one that continues to show the mystique and interest in the monarchy. It also demonstrates that despite the abrupt departure and the accusations from Montecito, the royal family is still going strong.
Picture from Hello Magazine.