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Kate and William are 'having a lot of fun' says expert
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would spend more time at Balmoral and strengthen ties with their former university town of St Andrews if the proposals go ahead, according to the Sunday Times. The reports come after Kate and William charmed Scotland during their recent royal tour north of the border.
Meanwhile, the push for Scottish independence has ramped up after Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP party’s victory in the Holyrood election in May.
The Cambridges held a meeting with Gordon Brown, who has recently launched a renewed campaign to save the Union, on the final day of their visit.
The couple sat down for talks with the former Prime Minister and his wife Sarah at the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
During the trip the Duke also met the First Minister as well as Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland.
William said the country was “so important” to him and Kate as he delivered a highly personal farewell speech as their tour came to a close.
Speaking in Edinburgh at the closing ceremony of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, William said: “These people make Scotland the vibrant, friendly, innovative and determined place Catherine and I love, and is so important to us.”
The Duke, who is the assembly’s Lord High Commissioner, added: “I’m shaped by this place.
“The abiding affection I feel for it is rooted in my experience of its everyday life in people, relationships, and its ethic of neighbourliness.”
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7.55am update: Lockdown was ‘staggeringly difficult’ for Queen and Philip
The Queen and Prince Philip found the coronavirus lockdown “staggeringly difficult”, Prince Edward has said.
The Earl of Wessex told the Telegraph Magazine: “For them, life is so much about contact, it’s so much about people and then suddenly that all stops.”
He explained that the Queen’s in-person work keeps her busy and it “doesn’t really give her very much time to dwell on anything for too long”.
7.35am update: Harry’s second child could be ‘catalyst desperately needed’ to heal royal rift
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s unborn child could be the “catalyst” of any healing between the couple and the Royal Family, an expert has claimed.
The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex could be welcoming their second child in a matter of weeks.
According to royal commentator Daniela Elser, the next “three or so weeks” could be decisive in resolving any purported issues between the Sussexes and Harry’s family.
7.30am update: Meghan gushes over Harry and Archie
Meghan Markle has paid a sweet tribute to husband Prince Harry and their son Archie in her upcoming book.
The Duchess of Sussex’s new book for children, called The Bench, will be released on Tuesday and fans can expect to find a special hand-written note in it.
The inscription, which is a tribute to the Duke of Sussex and Archie, reads: “For the man and the boy who make my heart go pump-pump.”
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