Prince William and Kate are going back on a royal tour! On Wednesday, the Palace announced that the royal couple is set to spend a week in Scotland. Prince William will touch down on Friday, as part of a new role for William handed to him by the Queen.
He is visiting Scotland as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Duchess Kate is joining him from Monday until Thursday.
Royal correspondent Richard Palmer wrote on Twitter: “Kensington Palace has just announced a week of engagements for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Scotland from Friday as part of William’s appointment as Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotland. He will be joined by Kate from Monday.
“Among the places they will visit, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will go to Edinburgh, Fife, and undertake their first official joint trip to Orkney.
“I didn’t quite give the full title of William’s role: Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
A spokesperson for Kensington Palace says: “The Duke is honoured to be fulfilling the role of Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland this year.”
Meanwhile, in Scotland, Prince William is known as Earl of Strathearn with Kate going as the Countess of Strathearn.
The last time the couple visited Scotland was in December 2020. They went on a three-day royal tour to spread festive cheer aboard the royal train, during which they thanked key workers in England, Scotland and Wales.
This news comes just few hours after Kate stepped out solo for a visit to one of her favorite museums. She visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington as it reopened for the first time since December 2020 amid the pandemic.