Prince William and Kate Middleton have a gorgeous secret cottage in Scotland

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have a lesser-known third royal residence on the Queen’s Balmoral Estate.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge divide their time between their main residence, Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, along with Amner Hall in Sandringham where the family spent time together during the coronavirus lockdown.

However, William, 38, and Kate, 39, who recently completed their tour of Scotland, have a beautiful cottage tucked away in the grounds of Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, in the Scottish Highlands.

Tam-Na-Ghar was a gift to the Duke of Cambridge from his great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, shortly before she died in 2002 and was a favourite bolthole for William and Kate during their courtship.

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The beautiful three-bedroom cottage, which is tucked away on the grounds and hidden behind trees, features traditional chimney pots and huge windows to look out over the sprawling countryside.

It is also located close to Birkhall which is the residence of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, on the Balmoral Estate.

The 18th -century residence was also where Camilla and the heir apparent isolated after he was diagnosed with coronavirus in March 2020.

The Balmoral Estate stretches over 50,000 acres and the castle was a gift to Queen Victoria from her husband Prince Albert after the couple fell in love with the majestic countryside.

It comes after Prince William said it was "wonderful" to walk down memory lane with his wife Kate Middleton.

The dad-of-three delivered a farewell speech on Thursday 27 May and said Scotland was "so important" to him.

William and Kate had actually first met for the very first time 20 years ago at St Andrews University, and the Duke of Cambridge spoke of his joy about being able to return.

"It was wonderful to be back in St Andrews and walk down memory lane together," he shared.

The future king also described. his love for Scotland as that is where he met Kate.

"Because it was here in Scotland – twenty years ago this year – that I first met Catherine.

"Needless to say, the town where you meet your future wife holds a very special place in your heart."

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