Prince Charles has proved he has a knack for weather reporting, delivering a near flawless bulletin for BBC Scotland.
The heir apparent to the British crown seemed initially bemused but hit his stride soon after being introduced, announcing a predictably rainy forecast for Scotland.
Prince Charles gave a droll reading as part of the channel's lunchtime weather bulletin.
"A cold day everywhere with temperatures of just 8C and a brisk northerly wind," he said.
"Thank God it isn't a bank holiday."
The specially written script included a surprise reference to one of his pet projects, Dumfries House.
"There will be maybe a few drier patches over Dumfries House in Ayrshire — a-ha," he said, realising the bulletin had been tailored for him.
The next time around the weather was read by Prince Charles' wife Camilla, who took to the task with less gusto.
The visit was to mark the 60th anniversary of BBC television in Scotland.