Prince Charles weather forecast sweeps the globe
- 11 May 2012
- From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
Footage of Prince Charles reading the weather on a visit to BBC Scotland has picked up coverage around the world.
The prince turned his hand to weather presenting along with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, at the BBC headquarters in Glasgow.
Video of the weather forecast has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
The story also features in newspapers, bulletins and on news websites from Europe to South America and has trended worldwide on social media.
Prince Charles delivered a specially-written script which included references to royal residences in Scotland.
In confident style, 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."
The Washington Post says the broadcast has become a viral sensation , Australia's The Age describes Charles as the Prince of Gales , La Cuarta in Chile calls the prince and Camilla guest stars , while CNN Japan said the couple surprised the audience and the story has also trended strongly and been shared tens of thousands times on Twitter.
The royal couple spent more than an hour at BBC Scotland, which is celebrating 60 years of television broadcasting.