Prince William and Kate Middleton were in Scotland for a royal engagement on Oct. 22 — but they had more than official obligations on their minds. The royals, like many couples with young children, were desperate for alone time.
That’s not an easy task when the eyes of a nation (and the world) are on you. But William and Kate once again proved they are committed to each other and keeping their relationship fresh in a way not often seen in royal marriage.
Prince William and Kate Middleton at a recent gathering in Scotland. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
They finished their day by sneaking off to a romantic dinner at the Road Hole Restaurant, a place that has special meaning for them. (Will used to take Kate there when he was courting her at the University of St Andrews in 2003!)
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And after sharing a dessert, they retired to their room in the grand Old Course Hotel. “It’s a hugely special place for them,” a royals insider tells Closer. “Each time they go there, it brings back memories of how they fell in love.”
The Royal Family at Princess Charlotte's Christening in July 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Will and Kate hold those memories especially close now that they are busy parents to Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 5 months. “The overnight trip to St. Andrews was their first getaway since Charlotte was born [in May],” says the insider. “It was the perfect and most meaningful place for them to have alone time from the baby.”
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And the couple, both 33, are insisting on incorporating more of these intimate getaways into their royal schedule. “They don’t want to be away from the children, but if it’s just for one night, they try to tie in a date along with their royal engagements.”
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