Prince William shared his bittersweet memories of Scotland throughout a current go to, remembering how he existed when he discovered his mom, Princess Diana, had actually passed away.
The Duke of Cambridge was simply 15 when the Princess of Wales was eliminated in an auto accident in Paris in 1997 at age 36. His sibling, Prince Harry, was 12 at the time. On Saturday, May 22, William went to the opening event of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland and discussed his love for the land, where he likewise fulfilled his partner, Kate Middleton in college, and where he and the rest of the royal household have actually typically vacationed at his grandma Queen Elizabeth II‘s summertime house, Balmoral Castle.
“Scotland is the source of some of my happiest memories but also my saddest,” the duke stated in his speech. “I remained in Balmoral when I was informed that my mom had actually passed away. Still in shock, I discovered sanctuary in the service at Crathie Kirk [church] that extremely early morning and in the dark days of sorrow that followed, I discovered convenience and solace in the Scottish outdoors.”
He continued, “As a result, the connection I feel to Scotland will forever run deep. And yet alongside this painful memory, is one of great joy. Because it was here in Scotland, 20 years ago this year, that I first met Catherine. Needless to say, the town where you meet your future wife holds a very special place in your heart.”