Over the weekend, while giving a speech at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Prince William took time to share some of his best memories and the saddest moment of his time in Scotland. The Duke of Cambridge recalled the day he discovered his mom Princess Diana had died.
Williams recalls learning about the death of his mom.
In his speech, William said that Scotland held the most exciting memories for home. He said that the country was important to him and will always have a special place in his heart. The Duke recounted that he has been visiting Scotland as a small boy. William said that as he grew up, he saw how his grandmother relishes every opportunity she spends in Scotland. He added that his father is always happy when walking in the hills. The 38-year old recalled his time in the country, including family barbecues with Prince Philip and going to the University of St. Andrews.
Despite having some of the happiest memories in Scotland, the Prince said that the country also holds some of his saddest moments. He explained that he was at Balmoral Castle when the news of his mother passing on came. William said he was in shock but found sanctuary in the service at Crathie Kirk that morning. In the ensuing grieving days, William found solace and comfort in the Scottish outdoors.
Prince William met his wife Kate at St Andrew’s University.
William also shared that he met his wife Kate Middleton while in Scotland at St. Andrews University. He said that he met Catherine one year ago, and he added that a town where you met your wife will always hold a special place in your heart.
Even more interesting is Williams is planning to pass his love for Scotland to his three children. He said that George, Charlotte and Louis already know how Scotland is important to them, and they have started creating their happy memories there too. William added that the children would grow up sharing their connection to Scotland.