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William and Kate set to carry out engagements in Scotland

On Thursday 29 May the Earl and Countess of Strathearn (as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are known in Scotland) will attend four events in Strathearn, in the county of Perth and Kinross.


The first event will see The Earl and Countess of Strathearn visit Strathearn Community Campus, Crieff. Here they will meet with Scotland’s Air Ambulance and groups of young people from Scouts, Cadets and Brownies. They will also unveil a plaque.

Strathearn Community Campus combined with Crieff High School is one of the 11 secondary schools governed by Perth & Kinross Council. It is a six-year comprehensive school with a current role of 686 pupils.

The second event will have Their Royal Highnesses reveal a plaque to dedicate the newly restored MacRosty Park as a Field in Trust. Named after its benefactor James Macrosty, MacRosty Park opened in 1902 and designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field in 2013.

From there, the Royal couple will go on to visit the Famous Grouse Distillery. They will tour the distillery and after attend a small reception to meet groups from the local community. The Famous Grouse Experience, at Scotland’s oldest working distillery, Glenturret was established in 1775 as a single malt distillery. The Grouse Experience is the most visited distillery in Scotland.

The final engagement of the day will see William and Catherine visit the Forteviot fete. They will visit various stands exhibiting local Strathearn wares and stop at the nearby chapel and village hall. Rebuilt in the 1920s by John Alexander Dewar, Forteviot comprises charming cottages and lawns laid out around a central square.

Prince William was given the title Earl of Strathearn on his wedding day in 2011 along with the title of Duke of Cambridge and Baron Carrickfergus – his wife uses the female form of these titles.

In England and around the world, the couple are known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge but by convention, royals are given several titles relating to different parts of the UK. As well as being known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, they’re also known as Baron and Baroness Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.

Photo Credit: Government House, New Zealand/ Woolf/ Crown

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