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William And Kate Heading To Scotland

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Scotland, on a two day visit from April 4th, Clarence House has announced.

During the two days they will visit Glasgow, Dumfries House and Barrow-in-Furness. The visit will also see them team up with Prince Charles for an engagement.

William and Catherine, who are known as The Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, will arrive in Glasgow on April 4th, when Catherine will be six months pregnant.  The Royal couple will be given a tour of the Emirates Arena, one of the sites for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The sporting ambassadors will watch cyclists in a practice session, and also see demonstrations of netball and badminton, before heading to the Quarriers Stopover Project to see the work done by the charity to help young homeless people by offering them short-term accommodation. During the London 2012 games, the Duke and Duchess became Team Great Britain ambassadors and supported the athletes at numerous events over the sporting summer.

The two day visit will see them join forces with Prince Charles, known as The Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, when they open the new Tamar Manoukian Outdoor Centre at Dumfries House. Charles has helped rejuvenate and open Dunfries House, and the royal trio will be greeted by Youth United, a group of children from the uniformed youth services.

Clarence House confirmed “Their Royal Highnesses will be greeted by children from the uniformed youth services represented by Youth United. Each unit will demonstrate skills and compete in an obstacle race and the event will conclude with a fly past by three Typhoons of 6 squadron RAF Leuchars.”

Catherine joined Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall last year for an engagement, and most recently Charles revealed he is “enormously” looking forward to becoming a grandfather.

Speaking candidly the future King said: “It’s a lovely thought and I look forward enormously to that relationship.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also launch Coach Core, a new project for their Royal Foundation, in partnership with Glasgow Sport and the Hunter Foundation. This aims to inspire and train young sports coaches, at the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre.

In recent weeks, Prince William and Catherine have attended many public engagements, and it is expected the couple will increase their working role by the end of the year. The trip to Scotland will be an important visit for the future King and Queen. Scotland holds fond memories for the couple as it was at St.Andrews University, in which the pair first met.

The Duke and Duchess last made a visit to Scotland last July when William was made a Knight of the Thistle, at St Giles Cathedral. They also attended Zara Phillips’ wedding to rugby player Mike Tindall in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh back in 2011, four months after their own wedding.

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