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Duke of Cambridge is made appeal patron on castle visit

By Ben Philip

Published 25/10/2016

The Duke of Cambridge, known as the Earl of Strathearn in Scotland, meets children from Allan’s Primary School
The Duke of Cambridge, known as the Earl of Strathearn in Scotland, meets children from Allan’s Primary School

The Duke of Cambridge has been appointed patron of the Thin Red Line Appeal on a visit to Stirling Castle.

Prince William, known as the Earl of Strathearn while in Scotland, visited the castle yesterday, where it is hoped £4m in funding will be secured by 2019.

It will be for the redevelopment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum.

On arrival, the Duke was met by the Earl of Mar and Kellie, hereditary keeper of Stirling Castle, who presented William with the keys to the castle.

The Prince was escorted around the current museum by Colonel AK Miller.

He viewed a number of key exhibits, including The Thin Red Line painting, which depicts the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War in 1854.

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