The heir to the British throne and his wife Camilla gave it a try yesterday, each reading out weather reports during a visit to BBC studios in Glasgow, Scotland.
The sight of the nattily dressed Charles giving a credible performance in the unfamiliar role caused many Britons to do a double-take as he read the lunchtime news weather spot.
Looking directly into the camera, he said, “The best of the bright and dry weather will of course be in the northern 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 8C and a brisk northerly wind. Thank God it isn’t a bank holiday.”
Palace officials say Charles and Camilla were visiting the studios to mark the 60-year anniversary of BBC TV Scotland.