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All the Photos from Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2021 Tour of Scotland

Prince William candidly discussed the saddest and happiest memories of his life—both of which happened in Scotland—during the tour.


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Prince William headed to Scotland before his wife, Kate Middleton, on Friday to begin the couple's latest royal tour. While the Duchess of Cambridge won't join the tour until Monday, William arrived over the weekend to attend his first engagement as Lord diplomat to the overall Assembly of the Church of Scotland, People reports.


It marks the primary time William has administered the role since being appointed thereto by his grandmother, Queen Elizebeth, in 2020 (last year's General Assembly was cancelled thanks to the coronavirus pandemic). The Duke of Cambridge began his visit with a lengthy speech, during which he spoke of what an honor the appointment was and delivered some personal remarks about the special meaning—in both sad and joyous ways—Scotland has got to him. It was, as William explained in his speech, the place he was when he learned that his mother, Diana , had died, also because the place where he first met his now-wife, Kate Middleton.


"Scotland is incredibly important to me and can always have a special place in my heart. i have been coming to Scotland since i used to be alittle boy. Scotland is that the source of a number of my happiest memories. But also, my saddest," William said in his speech, explaining that he was at Balmoral "when i used to be told that my mother had died."



Being formally welcomed as Lord High Commissioner in the Ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse on May 21, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Meeting with military personnel and veterans who had been invited to watch the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on May 21, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland.



Inspecting the Guard of Honour on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse on May 21, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland.



Inspecting the Guard of Honour on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse on May 21, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Inspecting the Guard of Honour on the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse on May 21, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland.












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