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Prince of Wales ‘feels viscerally Scottish’ says Royal biographer

23 Apr 2022 3 minute read
Prince Charles. Picture by Arnaud Bouissou (CC0 1.0).

Despite being the Prince of Wales, a Royal Biographer has said that Charles “feels viscerally Scottish”.

In a new book from the Platinum Jubilee year, Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II, Robert Hardman writes about the attitudes of members of the Royal Family to the Union.

The former Daily Mail correspondent said that the Queen and the Prince of Wales family “love” and feel “liberated” in Scotland.

“The Queen and Prince Charles feel viscerally Scottish, especially when they are in Scotland,” he said.

He added however that the Royal Family “will accept” the breakup of the UK if it does happen.

Writing about the Queen, he said: “Of course, she would be very sad if the Union came to an end, but if it is the democratic will, I think she will say to herself, ‘If this is what people have voted for, it is my duty to make it work’.”

‘Too late’

The Royals have a number of Scottish residences, most famously Balmoral, but have not visited Wales as often. The Prince of Wales has one house, Llwynywermod, in Llandovery, Myddfai.

In 2018 the Gorwel think tank called for an official royal palace in Wales, saying it could bring in £36m a year in tourism.

Last year Prince Charles said that he bought a house in Wales “probably 40 years too late” and that doing so was “an important part of holding the title” of the Prince of Wales.

The Duchy of Cornwall bought the Llwynywermod estate in 2006. In an interview with the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage on BBC Radio 4, he said that he enjoyed spending time in Wales. particularly during the winter.

“I now at last have somewhere in Wales to base myself, from time to time. Rather 40 years too late, probably. It’s been a wonderful opportunity at last to have somewhere in Wales. I come whenever I can.

“It’s an important part of holding this particular title. It took me years to establish somewhere – it wasn’t through want of trying. But it was difficult to find the right place.

“I used to go to various other houses, and it was very kind of people to lend them for a week or so, but it wasn’t the same thing obviously – until finally, we found this. Which has been a Godsend really.”


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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
5 months ago

This is something we have always known. Prince Charles should have never been made the Prince of Wales. He is not worthy of such a title only held by the true native Monarchy of Britain not Germanic pretenders like his family from the house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha of Germany. Scottish lol. Yeah, sure. He’s been taking the liberty since 1969. And when his mother dies so should the title cease too. We do not need balding Prince William or grinning clotheshorse Kate foisted on us like his adulterer father was. As a Republican acknowledge that the last true native… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Y Cymro
Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
5 months ago

Does he know what or where Scotland is?

hdavies15
hdavies15
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Owen

Of course he does. He still thinks he owns the effin’ place !

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
5 months ago
Reply to  hdavies15

Does not mean he knows anything about it. He probably still thinks it is part of England like most English people do. They use the words Britain, UK and England interchangablely

Last edited 5 months ago by Stephen Owen
hdavies15
hdavies15
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Owen

Well, Scotland did come into Union with England and dear old Carlo has ancestry from the Scottish Stuart line through its Hanoverian branch. His Anglo-Welsh Tudor ancestry also travels through those Stuart lines. That is probably one of the reasons that the old boy likes dressing up in a kilt and swaning around as Duke of Rothsay. I dare say he’s probably still got hereditary titles that allow him to lord it over the Western Isles and possibly Orkney and Shetland. Carlo is quite well briefed on what he can lay claim to. The thicko’s you allude to are those… Read more »

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephen Owen

It’s that region [sic.] to the north of ‘the country’ where he shoots and fishes, and where he takes his missus and himself to spread Covid-19 and his Mama has a palace full of lackeys and lickspittles, one of whom squeezes the toothpaste out of the tube for him.

DO keep up at the back!

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
5 months ago

I’m sure the people of Scotland will be very pleased to hear that.

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
5 months ago
Reply to  Barry Pandy

I’ve referred the article to the Wee Ginger Dug. Here’s a comment to be going on with: Viscerally Scottish? what a ridiculous thing to say from the most privileged Englishman in these islands who hasn’t spent even one day of his life in any part of Scotland that doesn’t honk with the smell of fresh paint licked arses and bucks fizz, the self entitlement of the buffoon who fishes our rivers free where and when he wants, shoots anything he damn well pleases, travels from England carrying Covid 19 and infects the staff in their place of work that they… Read more »

William Glyn Thomas
William Glyn Thomas
5 months ago

The whole of monarchy and aristocracy should end upon the demise of Elizabeth Windsor. Charles shows how the family are scroungers through and through. His comment about having a house in Wales “it was very kind of people to lend them for a week or so”. Dylai’r holl frenhiniaeth a phendefigaeth ddod i ben ar dranc Elizabeth Windsor. Charles yn dangos sut y mae’r teulu yn scroungers drwy a thrwy. Ei sylw am gael tŷ yng Nghymru “roedd hi’n garedig iawn o roi benthyg iddyn nhw am ryw wythnos” It is time to banish all vanity titles, especially those that… Read more »

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