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Prince Charles the Weatherman

It's not what you expect to see when settling down to your lunch and catching up with the lunchtime news. But that's exactly what BBC viewers were treated to on Thursday afternoon.

Against the BBC's usual background weather map Prince Charles gave the viewers a specially written script which included many of the royal residences across Scotland. It was part of the Prince's visit to Glasgow and had earlier met with students at the City of Glasgow College.

Charles Prince of GalesCharles delivered the presentation with charm and wit and didn't look out of place at all. He said: "The best of the bright and dry weather will of course be in the norther 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 visit to the BBC's Glasgow headquarters was part of celebrations to mark BBC Scotland's 60 years of broadcasting. 

The feature has gone viral across the world not only through the major news channels but also on social media sites such as Twitter. The Washington Post's feature has become a big hit in the States thanks to its Social Reader app on Facebook. The Sydney Morning Herald jovially called Charles the Prince of Gales.

Camilla also guest starred in the broadcast but the star of the show was Prince Charles himself. The couple have lacked in popularity since their marriage in 2005 will welcome events like this which help to improve Charles' public image which is somewhat injustified.



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