Prince William and Kate Middleton share a thank you card with people in Scotland

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Kate the artist! Duchess of Cambridge turns 2002 sketch of St Andrews where she met Prince William into a thank you card dedicated to the people who made their visit to Scotland ‘so special’

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton concluded the week’s tour of Scotland yesterday
  • The couple returned to London and issued a thank you card to the people they met
  • Shared a snapshot of the Duchess sketch card on Instagram today

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today issued a personal thank you card dedicated to the people who made their return to Scotland ‘so special’.

The thoughtful note included a sketch of St Andrews – the college town where the couple met during their studies – which Kate drew in 2002.

It shows a view of the city from West Sands beach, with the Duchess seemingly using a splash of blue watercolor paint to bring out the sky.

The message on the back of the drawing read: “To the people, communities and organizations we have visited and heard of; and those who stopped to wave and make our return to Scotland so special – thank you! William and Catherine. ‘

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today issued a personal thank you card dedicated to the people who made their return to Scotland ‘so special’ – with a sketch of St Andrews by Kate

The thoughtful note included a sketch of St Andrews - the college town where the couple met during their studies - which Kate drew in 2002.

The thoughtful note included a sketch of St Andrews – the college town where the couple met during their studies – which Kate drew in 2002.

Kate, 39, studied art history at St. Andrews and graduated in 2005 with an MA rated 2: 1. After starting college with the same education as Kate, William later switched to geography.

On their week-long journey through Scotland – also called a royal charm offensive to convince the country to resist nationalists’ demands for independence – the couple enjoyed a journey through memory, visiting the city where they fell in love .

The Cambridges arrived in St Andrews on Tuesday evening, the day before their engagement, and enjoyed a private dinner at Forgan’s restaurant, where they sat at a ‘secluded’ corner table.

After staying locally, rather than at Queen’s Edinburgh’s residence at Holyroodhouse, the couple enjoyed a morning of racing on a land yacht on a beach in St Andrews.

The message on the Cambridges thank you card read: “To the people, communities and organizations we have visited and heard of;  and those who stopped to wave and make our return to Scotland so special - thank you!  William and Catherine '(pictured together yesterday in Edinburgh)

The message on the Cambridges thank you card read: “To the people, communities and organizations we have visited and heard of; and those who stopped to wave and make our return to Scotland so special – thank you! William and Catherine ‘(pictured together yesterday in Edinburgh)

Later, William, 38, and Kate met students and staff in St Andrews to learn how their lives were affected by the pandemic, and stopped at St Salvator’s halls, where they first met.

They then took a short drive to the coastal town of Pittenweem to meet local fishermen and their families, and at the end of a busy day of engagement, stopped for a takeaway at their favorite chippy, the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar. , in the coastal town of Anstruther, where they were ‘regulars’ 20 years ago while students.

During the tour, the couple also hosted a drive-in cinema night at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for NHS staff, opened a hospital in Orkney, and played tennis with local school children in Edinburgh.

Kate also fulfilled a promise to meet five-year-old cancer patient Mila Sneddon, wearing her favorite color when she welcomed the youngster to Holyroodhouse.

On their week-long tour of Scotland - also called a royal charm offensive to convince the country to resist nationalists' demands for independence - the couple enjoyed a journey through memory, visiting the city where they fell in love (depicted in St Andrews)

On their week-long tour of Scotland – also called a royal charm offensive to convince the country to resist nationalists’ demands for independence – the couple enjoyed a journey through memory, visiting the city where they fell in love (depicted in St Andrews)

The couple concluded their journey with the closing ceremony of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, followed by a Beating the Retreat ceremony at the palace.

William delivered two emotional speeches in his role as Lord High Commissioner at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, highlighting his deep connection to the nation and its people.

H emphasized that Scotland is’ so important ‘to him and his wife in a very personal address, adding,’ I have been shaped by this place. The enduring affection I feel for it is rooted in my experience of everyday life – in people, relationships and its neighborhood ethics. ‘

College Lovers: Prince William and Kate Middleton on the day of their graduation from St Andrews University in June 2005. The couple met four years earlier as freshmen.

College Lovers: Prince William and Kate Middleton on the day of their graduation from St Andrews University in June 2005. The couple met four years earlier as freshmen.

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