Visiting Stirling Castle, the future king asked a group of children about their half-term holiday from school. When one said they did “nothing” during the break, William diplomatically replied with a chuckle, “Nothing at all, quiet time?”
The museum is based in the castle, which was the Royal Palace of the Stuart Kings, and has been the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders since 1881. Over the years, regimental paintings, medals, silver, uniforms and documents have been collected there.
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William praised the Scottish heroes’ place in British military history and talked about how close his grandmother Queen Elizabeth was to the regiment that traces its connection to Stirling Castle back to 1794.
“The Argylls are renowned for their bravery in battle and immortalised as the Thin Red Line for defeating the Russian Cavalry Charge at the Battle of Balaclava in Crimea,” he said.
“The names of the Regiment’s dead can be found recorded on war memorials in every town and village nearby. They are part of the history of this great nation. We are the guardians of that memory, of their contribution and of their sacrifices.”
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“I know my Grandmother holds a special affection for the Argyll’s, having been made their Colonel in Chief in 1947, a relationship that is acknowledged and continued within The Royal Regiment of Scotland.”
He added, “It is apparent to me that there is a real determination to succeed, and I am confident, that in 2019, we will have a new museum that does credit to this collection of national importance and will attract, inform and educate many thousands of visitors in the years ahead.”