Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are currently enjoying their annual summer break in Scotland – and they’ve decided to extend it.
- The couple are relaxing at Birkhall, on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland with the Queen and Prince Philip.
- Charles is planning to extend their stay for an extra week so he can pursue one of his favourite hobbies.
- This follows royal news that Duchess Meghan’s 39th birthday was tinged with sadness.
Why is Prince Charles extending his summer break?
Prince Charles was spotted enjoying a spot of fly fishing by royal photographer Tim Rooke on Wednesday.
He later wrote on Twitter: “I may be having difficulty actually being able to photograph the royals during the pandemic.
“However, out walking the dogs and the Prince of Wales drove past me with fishing rods on his car. Good fishing in this part of Scotland #royals #PrinceCharles #flyfishing.”
He added: “Apparently according to a local he has decided to stay up for an extra week because the fishing is so good.”
Fly fishing is a popular hobby among members of the royal family. The Queen Mother was known to be a big fan of the sport, while Prince Philip has also been known to spend days fly fishing.
Prince Charles is such a big fan of the sport, he even took over the position of patron of the Salmon and Trout Association from his grandmother.
He also taught his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, to fish when they were younger.
Meanwhile, the Queen and Prince Philip travelled to Balmoral via helicopter on Monday for their summer break.
The monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh have spent the past four and a half months isolating at Windsor Castle amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Prince Harry and his wife duchess Meghan were also meant to join them, but are unable to travel from Los Angeles due to the pandemic.