Under Palace Union plans, William and Kate will spend more time in Scotland.


Under Palace Union plans, William and Kate will spend more time in Scotland.

Under plans apparently drawn up by palace officials to strengthen the Union, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may be requested to spend more time in Scotland.

According to the Sunday Times, if the suggestions are approved, Kate and William will spend more time at Balmoral and improve relations with their former university town of St Andrews.

The news comes only days after the couple returned from a trip of Scotland, during which William described Scotland as “very important” to him and his wife.

William and Kate met with Gordon Brown, who has lately started a reinvigorated push to save the Union, on the final day of their tour.

At the Queen’s official Edinburgh house, the couple sat down for talks with the former prime minister and his wife Sarah.

As his week-long journey came to an end, William offered a deeply emotional parting speech, outlining how Scotland had “molded” him and admiring its people and beliefs.

Following the Scottish National Party’s overwhelming victory in the Holyrood election in May, which also created the greatest pro-independence majority in the Parliament’s history, the debate over Scottish independence has heated up.

Boris Johnson has now maintained his pre-election stance, saying that the focus should be on recovering from Covid-19 rather than holding another independence referendum.

“During his time in Scotland, Prince William has spoken to a diverse range of people from diverse groups, including politicians from across the political spectrum,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson stated last month.

The Duke of Edinburgh met with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland Alistair Carmichael.

Mr Brown established his Our Scottish Future think tank shortly after the Holyrood election, which will become a “campaigning movement” aimed at “middle Scotland,” or individuals who are undecided on union or independence.

Mr Brown, who was a significant figure in the No campaign during the 2014 referendum, has stated that individuals in the centre of Scotland are “patriots, not nationalists,” and that they want to see more cooperation between the two countries. (This is a brief piece.)


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