11 May 2012

Prince Charles turns weather presenter

2:58 pm on 11 May 2012

Prince Charles has turned his hand to reading the weather during a tour of BBC television studios in Scotland.

The Prince of Wales and wife Duchess of Cornwall visited the broadcaster as a part of their annual Holyrood Week.

The BBC newsreader handed over to Prince Charles, who read his version of Reporting Scotland's lunchtime weather.

Against a backdrop of the BBC's weather map, Prince Charles delivered a specially written script which included references to royal residences in Scotland.

Looking directly into the camera, he said: "The best of the bright and dry weather will of course be in the northern isles and the far north of the mainland. So, a little hazy sunshine for the Castle of Mey in Caithness.

"But a cold day everywhere with temperatures of just 8 degrees and a brisk northerly wind. Thank God it isn't a bank holiday."

The Duke and Duchess spent more than an hour at BBC Scotland, which is celebrating 60 years of television broadcasting.