When the gentle winds of banter meet the cold front of royalty the resulting shower is usually enough to bring on a shiver and a curling of the toes. But Prince Charles was, dare we say it, quite funny yesterday when he paused a tour of BBC Scotland's Glasgow headquarters to deliver the weather forecast.
Newsreader Sally Magnusson handed over to the Prince, whose script on Reporting Scotland's lunchtime weather included references to royal residences. "But a cold day everywhere with temperatures of just 8C and a brisk, northerly wind," he ended. "Thank God it isn't a bank holiday!"
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