“Scotland is the supply of a few of my happiest recollections but in addition my saddest,” he mentioned on the opening ceremony of the Common Meeting of The Church of Scotland. “I used to be in Balmoral when I used to be advised that my mom had died. Nonetheless in shock, I discovered sanctuary within the service at Crathie Kirk [church] that very morning and at midnight days of grief that adopted, I discovered consolation and solace within the Scottish outdoor.”
The duke additionally defined Scotland holds joyful recollections as nicely, as it is the place the place he met Kate Middleton.
“Consequently, the connection I really feel to Scotland will eternally run deep. And but alongside this painful reminiscence, is considered one of nice pleasure. As a result of it was right here in Scotland, 20 years in the past this 12 months, that I first met Catherine. Evidently, the city the place you meet your future spouse holds a really particular place in your coronary heart.”