London - Heir to the British throne Prince Charles had a light-hearted
go at presenting the weather on BBC television on Thursday, predicting a
miserable spate of rain and snow for Scotland.
into the camera as he and his wife Camilla tried out the job during a
tour of BBC Scotland's studios, Charles, 63, read the bulletin
confidently and even added a few of his own personal flourishes.
afternoon, it'll be cold, wet and windy across most of Scotland," he
said, gesturing fairly convincingly at the map behind him.
a bulletin that included special references to royal residences in
Scotland, he went on: "There's potential for a few flurries over
Balmoral - who the hell wrote this script?! - as the afternoon goes on."
the west the rain will be lighter and patchier. There'll be maybe a few
drier interludes over Dumfries House in Ayrshire. Aha!" he said,
'Thank God it isn't a bank holiday'
his gloomy forecast, the prince, wearing a suit with a burgundy
handkerchief in the pocket, chuckled: "Thank God it isn't a bank
After Camilla too had a turn at reading the bulletin, BBC weatherman Stav Danaos said he feared for his job.
did a great job and were consummate professionals," he said. "The
prince even ended with his own pay-off line, which is always good."
Prince Charles is well known for his interest in climate change and environmental issues.
Harmony, a documentary about climate change which the prince narrated, held its worldwide premiere in London last month.