You Can Go on a Tour of Scotland With (Sort of) British Royalty

Oct 5, 2018

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If you’ve always dreamt of being a prince or a princess, we can’t help you. But if the slightest glimmer of royalty will do, we may have found the perfect way for you to realize your childhood dreams.

James Middleton — younger brother of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge — will now be working as a tour guide at the Glen Affric Estate in Scotland, according to The Daily Mail.

After co-founding and serving as the “Wonka-in-Chief” at Boomf (a company that prints Instagram pictures onto marshmallows and has reportedly lost $3.9 million), Middleton is switching gears and trying something less, well, “fluffy.” He will be trading in his life as an entrepreneur and relocating to the Scottish resort owned by the father-in-law of his sister, Pippa Middleton.

While James Middleton’s new position may seem a bit unexpected, it aligns well with his interests.

“The countryside is where I’m happiest, and I’ll be taking my four dogs to Glen Affric with me,” Middleton said in a recent magazine interview, according to The Daily Mail.

The 10,000-acre Glen Affric Estate is nestled in the Scottish Highlands National Nature Reserve and boasts a restored Victorian-era lodge. Perfect for travelers in search of solitude and quiet, guests can fill their days with traditional Scottish “pursuits” such as red deer stalking, trout and salmon fishing, clay pigeon shooting, hiking, canoeing and Highland pony-riding.

And hanging out with sort-of royalty, of course.

The British tabloid also reported that Pippa’s husband, James Matthews, will likely inherit the estate from his father, which means Middleton may one day report directly to his brother-in-law — and his sister. The Matthews family also owns Eden Rock-St Barths, an exclusive Oetker Collection-managed resort in the Caribbean.

A three-night stay for eight at Glen Affric Estate costs more than £10,000 (over $13,000 USD) — so be sure to round up a handful of your friends and family members to make your fairytale dreams come true.

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