ET Tours Royal Scotland


Prince William and Kate Middleton just made their final public appearance at the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy before taking their vows on April 29. It is rumored that the newlyweds will be spending at least part of their honeymoon at Balmoral Castle, a royal residence in Scotland.

Balmoral Castle was also where Prince Charles and Princess Diana spent part of their honeymoon. It was first home to Queen Victoria and is summer home to Queen Elizabeth. The Royal family has a deep history throughout Scotland, including recently where Prince William met Kate, at the 600-year-old University of St. Andrews.

The city of Edinburgh also has a number of Royal residences. Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the skyline, was a royal residence
until 1603 when England and Scotland united under a single monarchy, and
remains Scotland's most visited tourist attraction. On the opposite end of Edinburgh lies Holyrood Palace, built in the 15th century, which is the Queen's official residence in Scotland.

The Royal yacht, 'Britannia,' which was launched in 1953 and served the Royal family for more than 40 years until its retirement in 1997 is also docked in Edinburgh and remains a popular tourist attraction. At over 400ft in length and weighing over 4,700 tons, it has hosted four royal honeymoons and 968 total royal voyages.

Check out our tour of Scotland with ET's Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl and for more tourist information go to