Their great-grandson Prince George will be among the visitors of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Balmoral this summer. When he visits the Scotland estate, George, the eldest child of Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to enjoy one of his grandfather Prince Charles’ favorite hobbies.
The Queen and Prince Philip are spending their summer holiday at Balmoral as they usually do each summer. However, this year the trip to Balmoral was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. While family members are allowed to visit, it is on a varied schedule forced by pandemic safety mandates and precautions.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman stated, “All arrangements will be in line with the relevant guidelines and advice.”
The Cambridge family are expected to make a visit to Balmoral very soon
Prince George will be accompanied by his parents as well as his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their children Louise and James have already joined the Queen at her estate.
It is predicted that when Prince George arrives he will learn a new hobby: fly fishing. Fly fishing is one of Prince Charles’s favorite activities and his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry were also taught how to fly fish.
Speaking to Fabulous, a source close to the Cambridge family said, “William and Kate are keen that George might be able to start practicing fishing on the banks of the River Dee, next to Balmoral, where an abundance of trout and occasional salmon are caught.”
“George will be shown and try a few small rods, whilst a Balmoral ghillie in waders will be on hand but safe distancing from the Cambridge parents.”
Fly fishing is a royal family sporting tradition
The source added, “The Queen Mother was a passionate and skilled Scottish fly fisher and encouraged Prince Charles throughout his Balmoral Deeside vacations. ’Come rain or shine, waders on’ was her motto.”
“Prince Charles subsequently taught both William and Harry to fly fish, and their nanny and confidante Tiggy Legge Bourke is one of the most experienced fly fishers in the UK. She will certainly welcome the chance to get both George and Charlotte skilled in the aquatic art by her riverside Welsh home.”
About the vacation plans, a source told Vanity Fair, “The plan is that most of the family will hopefully be visiting over the summer but the visits will be staggered, it’s a bit of a military operation. No one is staying at the main house because of social distancing, but it’s a huge estate with lots of cottages for guests so that’s not a problem.”
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