On Saturday, May 22, the Duke of Cambridge opened up about how Scotland reminds him of his late mother, Princess Diana.
“Scotland is the source of some of my happiest memories but also my saddest,” he said at the opening ceremony of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland. “I was in Balmoral when I was told that my mother had died. Still in shock, I found sanctuary in the service at Crathie Kirk [church] that very morning and in the dark days of grief that followed, I found comfort and solace in the Scottish outdoors.”
The duke also explained Scotland holds joyful memories as well, as it’s the place where he met Kate Middleton.
“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.”
The couple, who celebrated their 10-year anniversary last month, are proud parents to three children, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.