Prince Charles won’t even try to go to Scotland for NYE after the disastrous keen tour

Prince Charles And Camilla visit Berlin To Attend National Mourning Day Events

As we previously discussed, Sandringham Christmas is cancelled and the entire Windsor clan will be left to their own devices for Christmas 2020. Almost all of them are really happy about it too. It’s been widely assumed that Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall would end up spending the holiday at Highgrove, which is Charles’ country estate, and that Camilla would get to spend more time with her kids and grandkids this year. We also heard that Charles would likely drive to Windsor on Christmas Day to spend a little time with his mom and dad (and Camilla would not join him). But! Please don’t forget that Charles also loves to spend time in Scotland, and don’t forget the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s asinine three-country tour, in which they threw red meat at the Scottish Independence movement by being so damn idiotic in a pandemic. Bring those two stories together and you have this: Chuck and Cammy are not welcome in Scotland over the holidays. Per Eden Confidential:

Although he’s Prince of Wales, it’s Scotland where the heir to the throne has always felt most at home. But he and Camilla will not be able to celebrate Hogmanay at their beloved home on the Balmoral estate, I hear, as Scotland’s scowling First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has made the Royal Family feel unwelcome in their own kingdom.

‘It’s very sad, but their Royal Highnesses do not want to cause trouble,’ one of their friends tells me. ‘They understand the difficulties of travelling during the crisis and look forward to returning to Scotland as soon as possible.’

This week, Scottish National Party leader Sturgeon publicly revealed that her government had reminded Buckingham Palace of the strict Covid restrictions north of the border ahead of Prince William and Kate’s morale-boosting visit on the royal train. Restrictions include a ban on ‘non‑essential travel between Scotland and other parts of the UK until further notice’.

Her comments are said to have taken aback courtiers, who had consulted Sturgeon’s officials while planning the tour round Britain on the royal train.

Charles and Camilla, who are known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, are believed to have spent New Year’s Eve at their Birkhall home on the Queen’s Balmoral estate every year since they married in 2005. They’re usually joined by Camilla’s sister and brother-in-law, Annabel and Simon Elliot. Instead, the couple are expected to spend January at the Prince’s Gloucestershire home, Highgrove, and Camilla’s Wiltshire residence, Ray Mill House.

They enjoyed spending the first lockdown at Birkhall but their stay attracted criticism from some SNP politicians because Charles was revealed to have developed coronavirus symptoms soon after arriving. Sources were keen to stress that he did not know he had the virus when they travelled there.

A Clarence House spokesman declines to comment, and a royal source describes their plans as ‘up in the air’.

[From The Daily Mail]

Ah I see. Every year, Charles and Camilla spend Christmas at Sandringham, go to the Boxing Day hunt (Dec. 26) on the Sandringham estate, and then they decamp to Scotland for the New Year. I understand the timeline now – it’s not that they would have liked to spend Christmas in Scotland this year, it’s that it would have been politically insensitive to try to spend NYE in Scotland this year. I suspect that like their Christmas plans, Camilla will be overjoyed with the change. She might actually get to see her kids and grandkids over New Years too!

Also: the hits keep coming for the Cambridges, huh? Their dumbf–k tour officially caused an international incident, strengthened republican and independence movements in Scotland, and caused the heir to the throne to be quietly denied entry to one of his favorite homes. *cackle*

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visiting Swiss Cottage Farmers Market On arrival at the Farmers' Market, Their Royal Highnesses will watch a performance by a band from Camden-based Young Music Makers, before visiting stalls and meeting stal

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  1. Chill says:

    I, personally, would love to spend Christmas and New Year’s at an estate like Highgrove. I feel so sorry for the Prince that he can’t spend the Holidays at multiple mansions. It is a disgrace!!!

    • Sadiebelle says:

      The poor wee soul, not being able to hunt and carry on…

      • Original Jenns says:

        The top picture chosen is *chef kiss* perfect! I can’t decide whether a tiny violin in playing or some weepy trombone.

        I do love that it’s the Cambridge’s who’ve ruined his holiday while they bounce off to Norfolk or Bucklebury as planned!

        By the time William is King, the only land he’ll “rule” over may be Norfolk (because they need someone to gossip about) and the Middleton’s address!

  2. Rae says:

    At least they’re showing some common sense for once.

    • Bibi says:

      Proof that the Cambridges 3 day tour in 48 hours was a complete mess. His favorite house in scotland where he feels most at home LOL please… Many people have a favorite minuscule apartment, which is their only, with a wall as a view, and they’ve been stting in it since March, so spare me.

      • GRUEY says:

        Is the point of this article to complain again about Sturgeon? Or to whine some more? Clearly their own staff briefed on this.

        Why why why can’t these people figure out when to keep their mouths freaking shut?!?! Do they possibly think people will feel indignant on their behalf because they couldn’t go to their fourth manor?!?! Another in an astonishing string of unforced errors.

  3. STRIPE says:

    Good for Scotland for standing up for itself here. Also, I bet Camilla is looking forward to the days when she and Charles make the rules for holiday celebrations. I bet her family will be welcome for Christmas once Charles is king.

  4. Snuffles says:

    Poor sad Charles. Unable to enjoy his enormous wealth and privilege like he normally does. I guess it’s just one mansion this year. 😢

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Well at least Charles has the good sense not to make things look worse for the BRF.

      • Waitwhat? says:

        Although their homes are in different counties, so they’ll still be traveling (and, unless they take the same staff with them, mixing with others) which is a bad idea, if not actually against government advice – but that changes so frequently I’m not sure what’s currently allowed in England.

  5. Amy Bee says:

    I think over the holidays we’re hear that grandpa Charles misses Archie.

  6. chimes@midnight says:

    you know, if they were smart about it, such a positive spin could be put on this whole Royal holidays kerfuffle. “We will be spending time with our family units close to home, just as so many citizens will be doing, in order to better slow the spread …..blah blah …. Christmas will be different for everyone this year. … blah blah…..making sacrifices just as so many have….etc.”

    if they were smart about it.

    • damejudi says:

      What do the gold standard advisers have to say? Lol.

      • chimes@midnight says:

        @Dame Judi I heard Meghan wore white shoes after Labor Day so the advisors are very, very busy right now telling William how blindsided he’ll have to act over it.

    • Mac says:

      I think the last few years have shown us they are never smart about anything. It’s really kind of stunning how wrong they get it.

    • windyriver says:

      If they were really smart, TQ would have announced weeks ago that Xmas at Sandringham was cancelled, instead of waiting to cancel until after it came out that the staff refused to give up seeing their families to enable her normal holiday celebration.

      Just like TQ, Charles was just waiting to see if he could get away with doing what he wanted without too much blowback.

  7. Where'sMyTiara says:

    I guess it’s a good thing Highgrove isn’t in Wales, huh? Because from what I’ve read, they don’t much want Covid Charlie, or any members of the BRF there either. He’d be stuck at Clarence House then. Sulking and glowering.

    It’s kind of hilarious that Chuckles thinks that if he just lies low for a wee bit, people will forget how low-value, patronizing, and superfluous to requirements the BRF actually is, for Scotland and Wales. My dude, that ship has SAILED.

  8. Seraphina says:

    I guess Scotland’s First Minister gets the last laugh. Poor Charles. Having his plans ruined – how ordinary. Sucks Charlie, doesn’t it? I can see why some ladies wanted no part in being Will’s wife. To have every step under a microscope and their inherited entitled privileged life interrupted. Love the Cams sipping tea photo as we get some “tea” as well. Tea on Cams drinking tea. HAHAHAH,

  9. Becks1 says:

    Man Charles must be so TICKED at William and Kate lol. He would have gotten criticism for going to Scotland this year anyway IMO, given the current restrictions, but it would have been disastrous on the heels of the pandemic express train tour. So he has to stay at Highgrove and I’m sure he’s MAD. Charles is someone, IMO, who is used to doing what he wants, when he wants – so this is not going to sit well.

  10. J ferber says:

    Poor Charles. Not. He can suck it.

  11. TIFFANY says:

    Chuck is gonna have to change up his media game because this ain’t it.

    He thinks Willnot and Cannot are gonna fall in line after this story comes.

    Chuck thinks it will make him look sympathetic but he makes him look like a puck who cannot control Willnot. And that is fact.

  12. Kalana says:

    So the Cambridges have embarrassed the Crown in a way that ties into Brexit. Hmmm. Maaaybe their titles or HRHs should be stripped?

    I’m really enjoying how out of depth and ill-prepared the Cambridges are for their jobs.

    It’s all projection with the BRF and the rota. William is nothing without the Windsors and Kate is just there for the money and status.

    • Becks1 says:

      It shows how coddled the Cambridge’s have been over the past decade, especially once Meghan came on the scene. I feel like they were really shocked that there was negative press about their train tour and they don’t know what to do about that. They trotted out the kids, which worked in the past, but it’s not as effective anymore (we’ve seen them more this year and they’re getting older). They are scrambling now.

      • Kalana says:

        This year has really show how inflexible they are with their responses. I don’t think they can scramble but will rather keep looking for scapegoats.

        The Tories have thoroughly used and embarrassed William this year. The pub incident, the Nightingale hospital, and the train tour. I read something on Twitter about the Nightingale hospitals but I have to look into it more. Something that they were more for pr than effectiveness and are mostly empty

        Boris was even open to throwing the Cambridges under the bus which must have been a huge shock. Granny seemed displeased at Windsor so what is Will going to do on his own?

  13. Coco says:

    Cue “A Charlie Brown Christmas” sad music.

  14. Sunday says:

    some advice for CH comms team: every time you try the aww, shucks routine with Charles you only end up making him sound passive aggressive and petty. ‘They would have liked to spend it in Scotland but they don’t want to be a bother.’ The world’s tiniest violin is too busy for for this bs, chuck. Get a grip.

  15. Black Agnes says:

    I’m so glad!! I live in Glasgow and I can’t travel and spend Christmas with my family in Edinburgh so how dare they even consider travelling over the border. Also we have been told not to have a Hogmanay either. The Royals can suck it!

  16. MaryContrary says:

    “It’s very sad.” Seriously? This is their spin in the midst of actual suffering for his subjects?

  17. Jaded says:

    This whole family is like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. Charles is a wimp, William is a spoiled brat, Kate is a nothing-burger, and Petty Betty is….well, petty. They could have done SO.MUCH.MORE. but they completely dropped the ball. Swanning around Scotland and Wales in a private train for a couple of days was NOT the boost that people needed right now, in fact it basically rubbed their faces in the fact that the royals are nothing more than rich wastrels spending the country’s money on themselves rather than helping the hundreds of thousands who are truly suffering through this pandemic.

  18. L4frimaire says:

    That’s a terrible photo of him at the top. He just looks jowly, defeated and sad. Seriously think he should get a little nip/tuck on those jowls and maybe focus more on his health in New Year ( shouldn’t we all). Do they always do the same holiday thing each and every year? So many people are staying close to home and can’t really go anywhere this Christmas, so why should they, the so called family of the nation, be traveling all over the country because they always do this and they just want to. They should stop trying to go about like there is no pandemic and just enjoy their other palatial homes it is ok to travel to. It’s not like they’re stuck in some tiny apartment with loud neighbors and no outdoor space.

  19. elfie says:

    Boo hoo, one can’t go to one’s other castle for Christmas. Oh the suffering. Meanwhile UNICEF is feeding England’s poorest children for the first time ever. They usually distribute food to kids in 3rd world countries. SHAME. These clueless twits are the worst.

  20. Gail says:

    You reap what you sow. They all did Harry and Meghan very bad so I hope karma burns them all badly

  21. Mia says:

    Great pic of Charles 🤣

    How twisted is it that they are tryna fault Nicola Sturgeon for caring about Scottish lives? Surely that’s her first responsibility? Sheesh, Chuck

  22. Sara H says:

    Can’t tour “their kingdom”? Excuse me? It’s not their kingdom. This isn’t old days. It’s a nations for the people by the people. The royal family doesn’t own shit. They are just a symbolic figurehead. Nothing more. So no, they cannot tour the kingdom if an elected leader of the country doesn’t want them to. The elected leader has say, you Charles as an inbred prince who was just born into this ridiculous family has no authority or say. Bye.

    • Sigmund says:

      You’re right, I totally overlooked that choice of words. Really shows how they view themselves in relation to everybody else. “Their” kingdom, lol.

  23. Faye G says:

    The Cambridge’s disastrous train tour is just the gift that keeps on giving, isn’t it? Seeing the RF implode over this is such a delicious feeling 😆

  24. Dee Kay says:

    This firm is a clown car of incompetence. The courtiers who have allowed the family to behave as they did in 2020, through some of the worst challenges facing British society ever (pandemic and looming no-deal Brexit), should resign in shame. Over and over, the RF has just kept drawing attention to their own petty selves, rather than finding a message that would support, encourage, and lead the people. If ALL they had done was repeat what leading health officials have advised about wearing masks, staying home as much as possible, and not traveling unless strictly necessary, and led by example, that would have done a ton of good work. But nope. They have done the wrong thing over and over again. The only royal person I can think of who did a couple of the right things this year was the Queen. She did that address to the nation early in the pandemic and people on social media seemed cheered and felt united by that, and then recently I think she did a Zoom call with some health workers (ppl were tweeting that that was good). But apart from TWO things that the Queen did, the RF’s actions were all entirely a miss. They are failing at their collective job, which is to be a family that inspires their nation, *especially* in times of crisis.

  25. Mignionette says:

    The Royals are going to have to do some serious PR when COVID is over to win back Scotland.

    Granted Balmoral is their thing, but this year really has whooped their arses and with the growing interest in Scottish Independence Balmoral could become a tense place for a summer holiday.

  26. Sunshine says:

    The BRF need new courtiers.