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Looks like reign as Prince Charles becomes a weatherman
The Duke of Rothesay, as he is called when north of the Border, surprised viewers with his broadcast during a tour of BBC Scotland's Pacific Quay headquarters. His accomplished performance was followed by Camilla giving it a go.
Reporting Scotland news presenter Sally Magnusson was given the chance to introduce Charles as the special weather presenter.
The Duke of Rothesay seemed relaxed as he delivered the forecast – complete with confident hand gestures.
He started with a prediction of "cold, wet and windy" conditions brought on by an "influence of low pressure".
He added: "It's an unsettled picture as we head towards the end of the week. This afternoon, it'll be cold, wet and windy across most of Scotland. There'll be snow for the higher ground of the Highlands and Aberdeenshire – the potential for a few flurries over Balmoral as the afternoon goes on.
He smiled with recognition as, following the autocue, he said: "There are maybe a few drier interludes over Dumfries House in Ayrshire ... aha."
Five years ago a consortium, led by the Prince – including heritage charities and the Scottish Government – raised £45million to purchase the house and contents and to endow a trust for maintaining it.
He continued by adding: "Who the hell wrote this script?"
Charles finished with a reference to the weather at the Castle of Mey, saying: "Thank God it isn't a bank holiday."
Camilla then tried her hand at being weathergirl, reading the same forecast in the studio.
In London, a Clarence House spokeswoman said: "Prince Charles saw the weather board and had a go. I think he did it very well. He spends a lot of time in Scotland so he is very interested in the weather."
Regular BBC weatherman Stav Danaos said he may have a new rival for his job. He added: "They did a great job and were consummate professionals. The prince even ended with his own pay-off line, which is good."
National presenter Sophie Raworth tweeted: "Something I never thought I'd say – watch Charles and Camilla have a go at being weather presenters."
And, turning to real weatherman Nick Miller, she joked: "You might have some competition."
The couple visited to mark the 60th anniversary of BBC Scotland. The first televised event shown on BBC Scotland was the funeral of Charles's grandfather, King George VI in 1952.
Pacific Quay opened on the banks of the River Clyde in 2007 and is the hub of the Reporting Scotland news programme as well as a production base for Question Time and Panorama.
After their newsroom tour, the couple took part in a voice recording exercise and watched the filming of quiz show Eggheads. Charles and Camilla met the contestants and host Jeremy Vine.
Later, the couple went to the City of Glasgow College to meet young people taking part in the Prince's Trust Get Into Cooking Programme, which is designed to give 16 to 25-year-olds the skills to work in the hospitality sector.
At the Palace of Holyroodhouse earlier in the day, Camilla met people who will take part in The Big Jubilee Lunch next month. She is patron of the event, which aims to get as many people as possible to have lunch with their neighbours.