Expect reign: Prince Charles reads the weather
Thursday 10 May 2012
The threat of floods and yet more miserable wet weather means all too often these days the television weather report is a thoroughly dispiriting business.
However, viewers tuning into BBC Scotland's lunchtime weather report today had at least a small measure of consolation after receiving the bad news from royalty.
Prince Charles, who was on a tour of the channel's Scottish Pacific Quay headquarters with his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, delivered a special weather broadcast live on BBC Scotland.
Charles and Camilla were visiting BBC Scotland as part of the celebrations marking the channel's sixtieth year of broadcasting.
The couple visited the studios for an hour as part of their annual Holyrood week.
Surprised viewers were treated to the guest appearance by the first in line to the throne and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during the lunch time broadcast.
"Well, it's an unsettled picture as we head towards the end of the week," he reported. "It will be cold, wet and windy across most of Scotland. We're under the influence of low pressure and this weather front pushing northwards is bringing cloud and outbreaks of rain."
He predicted "a few flurries of snow over Balmoral" interrupting himself to say "Who the hell wrote this script?"
Nick Miller the regular television weatherman complimented the Prince on his performance saying, "That’s proof that even the royals can’t give us dry weather because he's absolutely right."
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