William and Kate ‘to move back to Scotland’ where the royal couple first met as he pursues his RAF career



Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge (Zimbo)

Prince William is considering transfering to RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. The Prince who is currently serving as a Search and Rescue Pilot in Anglesey, Wales is considering the move as early as 2013. It is being said that William and Wife, Kate would like to return to Scotland in which they met as Students at St Andrews University and to which they hold a deep affection.


A move to Lossiemouth in Moray would mean they were conveniently close to the Royal Estate at Balmoral and neighbouring Birkhall where the couple have spent several holidays. They would also be near St Andrews where William has signed up to be patron of the university’s forthcoming 600th anniversary celebration appeal


From a professional point of view, a transfer to Lossiemouth would allow the prince – currently trained as a co-pilot – to work in the busy search and rescue centre. Lossiemouth was also the prince’s second choice – behind RAF Valley – for his first posting.


A senior RAF source said: ‘Lossiemouth is simply considered the best place for an RAF search and rescue pilot. ‘It has a great combination of mountain and sea work but covering more and bigger mountains than Wales. It offers more variety and action. ’It will also give the chance for William to command his own helicopter.


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The Duchess of Cambridge visits an Art Room Charity location in possible bid to become Patron 


The Duchess attending Art Room Charity (Mail On Sunday)


The Duchess of Cambridge visited Robert Blair primary school in Islington on Wednesday afternoon to find out more about The Art Room, a charity that works with challenging children and has a branch at the school.


Parents were only informed of the VIP visitor when they received a text from the school, which read: ‘If your child comes home and says they saw Kate Middleton today, it’s true! We had a surprise visit from the DOC to The Art Room.’


One mother, who asked not to be named, said: ‘We all got a text message from the school. All the children waited for her outside in the car park and they got to wave at her. We were told there were nine students in The Art Room who got to meet her. The children said she was very pretty. Some of the older children said she looked skinnier than she did in the photos.’


History of Art graduate Kate is said to be keen to work with The Art Room, which is based in Oxford but has its London branch at the Robert Blair primary school. The charity pledges to ‘increase self-esteem, self-confidence and independence through art’ and works with children aged from five to 16 who are disruptive or withdrawn or have learning difficulties.


A spokesman confirmed Kate had been to visit them, saying: ‘The Duchess of Cambridge paid a private visit to The Art Room in order to find out more about what we do and gain a wider experience of the work within this sector.’


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In more charity news it has been announced that despite Kate becoming Patron of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry the name of the charity is not going to be renamed to include the Duchess’.


Kate gets in some target practice in preparation for Sandringham Boxing Day pheasant shoot


Kate on an earlier hunting trip (Albanpix.com)

In preparation for spending Christmas with the rest of the Royal family the Duchess Of Cambridge has been perfecting her shooting skills. The Duchess who already partakes in Hunting has been making sure she can keep up with her new In-Laws who are all keen shooters and take the Boxing Day Hunt very seriously.


A source says She has joined the shoot in previous years, but she is not the best shot and she’s determined to get better. She spent the weekend having lessons and she has become a lot more confident with a shotgun.’

While another added ‘William is an excellent shot. It is a passion of his and Kate knows that to fit in, not just with William, but with the rest of the Royal Family, she too must embrace the sport. She was at Balmoral with William and her family at the weekend and they had plenty of time for shooting. It is still the hind season and William managed to do some deer stalking. It’s much harder, though, and Kate stuck to shooting pheasants.’


Kate’s parents Carole and Michael and her sister Pippa were also part of the shooting party. Prince Charles and Camilla were in Africa, but gave the run of their Scottish home to William – who killed his first stag when he was 14. ‘William wants to make taking his in-laws to Birkhall a tradition,’ adds a friend.


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Dated: 20th November 2011
Filled Under: Gossip, Royal Visits, Royalty