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Prince Charles turns BBC weatherman

2012-05-11 11:35
 
Prince Charles Weathermen
London - Heir to the British throne Prince Charles had a light-hearted go at presenting the weather on BBC television Thursday, predicting a miserable spate of rain and snow for Scotland.

Looking straight 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.

"This afternoon, it'll be cold, wet and windy across most of Scotland," he said, gesturing fairly convincingly at the map behind him.

Reading 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."

"In 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, looking pleased.

'Thank God it isn't a bank holiday'

Concluding his gloomy forecast, the prince, wearing a suit with a burgundy handkerchief in the pocket, chuckled: "Thank God it isn't a bank holiday."

After Camilla too had a turn at reading the bulletin, BBC weatherman Stav Danaos said he feared for his job.

"They 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.

Watch the video below:

- AFP

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