Prince Charles giggles as he meets knitting group in Aberdeenshire

Cheerful Charles! Prince of Wales giggles as he meets women from local knitwear group at Rothesay restaurant in Aberdeenshire as part of Scottish tour

  • Prince Charles, 72,  looked delighted today as he continued his tour of Scotland 
  • Duke of Rothesay, as he’s known in Scotland, visited his namesake Rothesay Rooms in Ballater, Aberdeenshire and drank tea with a knitting group today
  •  He also met with Executive Chef Ross Cochrane and waiting staff at the restaurant

Prince Charles looked delighted today as he continued his tour of Scotland.

The Duke of Rothesay, as he’s known when he’s north of the border,  visited his namesake Rothesay Rooms in Ballater, Aberdeenshire.

While there the royal, 72, met with a local Knitwise group where he giggled with the local ladies and enjoyed a cup of tea.

Prince Charles looked delighted today as he continued his tour of Scotland. The Duke of Rothesay, as he’s known when he’s north of the border, visited his namesake Rothesay Rooms in Ballater, Aberdeenshire. While there the royal, 72, met with a local Knitwise group where he giggled with the local ladies and enjoyed a cup of tea.

He also met with Executive Chef Ross Cochrane and waiting staff at the restaurant.

Donning traditional Scottish dress of a kilt and waist coast, the heir to the throne looked at ease among the ladies.

He also met with Executive Chef Ross Cochrane and waiting staff at the restaurant.

 Today the royal was without his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who he lives with at Clarence House in London. 

Charles has been in Scotland for the week as part of a tour of the country, where  visited Amity Fish Company Ltd in Peterhead and Glen Garioch in Oldmeldrum, one of the country’s oldest distilleries.

Today the royal was without his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall , who he lives with at Clarence House in London. He is pictured in Aberdeenshire

Charles has been in Scotland for the week as part of a tour of the country, where visited Amity Fish Company Ltd in Peterhead and Glen Garioch in Oldmeldrum, one of the country’s oldest distilleries.

Clearly a taste for whisky, the future king later yesterday a tot of whisky to his tea on a visit to a kilt shop in Aberdeenshire.  Charles was given the cuppa and dram at Gibbs – Gentlemen’s Outfitter in Inverurie and decided to mix the two.

The store, which sells designer brands and formal wear for hire, including kilts, hosted the royal visitor as he toured local shops and the town’s farmers’ market on Tuesday.

Earlier, Charles met one of the stars of the BBC’s series Trawlermen during a visit to Amity Fish Company Ltd in Peterhead. 

Prince Charles enjoyed a dram of whisky as he sported a kilt during a trip to Aberdeen yesterday

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, with volunteer and organiser Ron Reid (right) during a visit to Inverurie Farmers Market and local shops around the town centre in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

On Tuesday, Charles also visited Rora dairy which produces a range of Scottish yogurts on an organic family-run farm near Peterhead.

The Duke of Rothesay’s tour also includes a visit to Inverurie where he will meet with traders at the town’s farmers’ market and visit the Garioch Heritage Centre, home to collections highlighting the history of the area.

Charles will also meet with the Inverurie Community Allotment and representatives from Grampian Opportunities, an organisation which promotes learning, volunteering and employment opportunities, and offers support for disabled people and people with mental health problems.

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