The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look set to return to Scotland – the place they fell in love – when William’s contract ends with search and rescue crews at RAF Valley in Anglesey.
According to reports, William is keen to transfer to RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, in 2013 and Kate is looking forward to joining him north of the border.
A senior RAF source told The Mirror: “Lossiemouth will also give the chance for William to command his own helicopter.”
Kate and Wills met when they were both studying at the University of St Andrews and Scotland holds a fond place in their hearts.
Could this be where they choose to bring up a child?
Speculation that the royal couple are planning, or even expecting, their first child is growing by the day.
Most recently, the duchess’s family arrived in Scotland for a meeting with the royal couple.
Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael, and her little sister, Pippa, 28, came to Deeside for a short trip to see Kate and Wills, fuelling speculation that the family summit came as the couple prepare to make a very happy announcement.
A source told the Daily Record that the meeting in Scotland has sparked intense interest among royal watchers. The insider said: “They were all here at the same time last year to discuss the wedding.
“Could it be this time that they were discussing another happy event?”
Kate further fuelled speculation when she shunned champagne for water when she hosted a charity dinner on behalf of Prince Charles.
The 29 year old also set tongues wagging when she politely declined peanut paste, during her trip to UNICEF’s global Supply Centre in Copenhagen.
An onlooker told The Sun that her decision could be a clear indicator of pregnancy. "The Duchess does not have a nut allergy, nor is it like her to appear rude," the source said. "The only explanation is that she is pregnant and has been told — like many expectant mothers — to avoid nuts."
We’re sure there are plenty of other explanations but nevertheless, royal watchers eagerly await the patter of a little prince or princess’s feet and it seems Scotland could be the place of choice to raise the royal lad or lassie.
Speaking to Scotland’s No1 Magazine at the time of the Royal Wedding, , royal biographer Andrew Morton predicted Kate would be pregnant within a matter of months of the couple's April wedding.
He said: “I’m pretty confident that, according to Royal tradition, she’ll be pregnant within the next few months. Every reigning monarch for the last 200 years has had a child within a year-and-a-half; Diana was pregnant within three months."
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