Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate may have been used to thwart the Scottish independence movement. There are plans to allow them to spend more time in Scotland, he writes The Sunday Times. “They should not come as guests, not as residents.”
The plan of the royal family’s advisers is triggered by calls for a new referendum in Scotland. In 2014, the Scots still chose to stay with the United Kingdom, but after his last election victory, Prime Minister Sturgeon repeatedly called for a new referendum.
Counselors around Buckingham Palace fear that politicians in London are losing ground in Scotland. That is why they like to use William and Kate as “visible signs of the bond between England and Scotland”.
The family should spend more time at Palmoral Castle, the royal family’s summer home in Scotland, a newspaper reported. “They should also take advantage of the connection with St. Andrews.” William and Kate met in that city at university.
During the couple’s recent tour via Scotland, William had already emphasized his connection with Scotland. “Here I am developing,” he said. He also described Scotland as “bubble, friendly, innovative and determined”.