With its history of animal activism and semi-vegan diet, the Duchess of Sussex can be forgiven for postponing a hunting, shooting and fishing visit to Balmoral since she married in the royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex take their son Archie on their first visit to Balmoral, the Queen's Scottish retreat
But that will all change next week because I can reveal that Prince Harry is taking the American former actress and their son, Archie, on their first visit to the Queen's Scottish retreat.
They can join his grandmother and Prince Philip on bracing walks in the Highlands, salmon fishing in the River Dee and shooting grouse, if Meghan feels really adventurous.
& # 39; Her Royal Highness will be very welcome & # 39 ;, says a source on the Aberdeenshire estate.
Unfortunately, the visit will not help to restore fences with Prince William and Kate, since she and their three children have returned from Balmoral this week.
A source maintains that the visits were not intentionally planned, so that the two families avoided each other. The relationships between the & # 39; Fab Four & # 39; have been tense since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved from Kensington Palace to Windsor and divided their respective households.
Kate Middleton on a grouse shoot with Prince William in 2009 (left). The duke and duchess of Cambridge (right) in a cottage on the Balmoral estate where they had lunch with The Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Captain Tim Lawrence
Given the criticism of the use of private jets by the Sussex people, they are likely to follow the example of the Cambridges and travel on a scheduled flight to Aberdeen airport.
Some may be surprised that Meghan has not yet visited the Queen's house north of the border, since she moved to Harry two years ago to live with Harry.
Kate Middleton photographed photography with her parents at Balmoral before her engagement with William was announced in 2010. She has become a keen market woman.
It will be fascinating to hear if Meghan, an animal rights advocate and fan of vegan food, picks up a hole of 12 during her vacation.
When she visited the Queen & Norfolk, Sandringham, estate for a very short stay last Christmas, Meghan would have attended the traditional Boxing Day shoot, but would not join the other royal houses in explosive pheasants, partridges and ducks .
The Duke and Duchess spokesman declined to comment.
Let's hope Prince Philip bought some vegetarian burgers for his famous barbecues.
A Balmoral visitor who made a big impression on the queen is her youngest grandson, James, viscount Severn.
James, Viscount Severn, 11, made a big impression on the queen
The 11-year-old son of Prince Edward and Sophie has delighted Her Majesty with his predisposition for fly fishing. "James is in the Dee River as often as possible, says his armpits," my source reports with kilt. "Sophie, who is also an enthusiastic fisherman, likes to be with him. The Balmoral ghillies are both impressed. Less so with Edward. & # 39;
Another royal skill for which James has shown enthusiasm is barbecuing. The source says, "He's pretty good at turning hamburgers." Maybe he could get a job at McDonald's in Camberley, near the house of his family in Surrey, when he grows up?
Surf is ready for old seal Middleton Jr
James Middleton depicted with his dogs Mabel, a golden retriever, and Luna, a cocker spaniel
James Middleton dogs are really pampered – the brother of the Duchess of Cambridge spent the summer teaching them how to surf.
And to prove it, the 32-year-old marshmallow entrepreneur shared this vacation snap that he was dragged onto a surfboard off the Norfolk coast with two of his dog mates, Mabel, a golden retriever, and Luna, a cocker spaniel.
"We spent the day playing on the water," says James, who has credited his furry friends with providing emotional support as he fought depression.
Prince Philip may have hung up his riding gloves, but his son Prince Charles's favorite disco diva, Sheila Ferguson, reached an authoritarian breakthrough at the age of 71. & # 39; After months of severe stress, nervous city, I not only passed my theory test in the UK, but just passed my practical driving test in the UK with flying colors, & # 39; says the Three Degrees singer enthusiastic. & # 39; Hip hip hurray.
Sheila Ferguson reached a breakthrough for driving a car at the age of 71 after passing her British practical driving test
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