Prince George Will Learn This Family Tradition During Trip To Balmoral
Prince George, third in line to the British throne, will be following in his fathers footsteps and take up fly fishing.
According to reports from a source close to the Cambridge family: “William and Kate are keen that Prince George might be able to start practising fishing on the banks of the River Dee, next to Balmoral, where an abundance of trout and occasional salmon are caught.
“George will be shown and try a few small rods, whilst a Balmoral ghillie in waders will be on hand but the safe distancing from the Cambridge parents.”
A ghillie is a Scottish term for a man or boy that attends someone on a hunting or fishing expedition.
The source added: “The Queen Mother was a passionate and skilled Scottish fly fisher and encouraged Prince Charles throughout his Balmoral Deeside vacations.
“’Come rain or shine, waders on’ was her motto.
“Prince Charles subsequently taught both William and Harry to fly fish, and their nanny and confidante Tiggy Legge Bourke is one of the most experienced fly fishers in the UK.
“She will certainly welcome the chance to get both George and Charlotte skilled in the aquatic art by her riverside Welsh home.
“Tiggy is also a godmother to Meghan and Harry’s son, Archie, who may come to fly fish later in life.”
James, Viscount Severn, 12, the son of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, is said to be a “young but talented fly fisherman.”
Every summer, her Majesty, the Queen goes to her home in the Scottish highlands to enjoy some time away from all the hustle and bustle of royal life of Kensington Palace, with lots of other royal family members coming to visit. The five-member-Cambridge-family is also planning a trip to the Queen’s estate.
Katie Nicholl, a reported for the Vanity Fair, says that Prince Charles is ‘especially excited’ about spending time with the Cambridge family during their “family holiday” in Scotland in August.
She wrote: “Prince Charles will be on engagements in the south-west of the country on George’s birthday, but is looking forward to spending time with all his grandchildren when the Cambridges head to Scotland for a family holiday next month.”
The Queen has already moved to Balmoral, after heading to Aberdeenshire in early august with Prince Phillip. While here, she has already been seen with Sophie Wessex, Edward and their children, Lady Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
Both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been self-isolating at Windsor Castle for the last couple of months, while the Cambridge family has been self-isolating at Anmer Hall, their country home.