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Chieftain Charles enjoys Mey Highland Games

Charles is continuing a tradition by visiting the games as his grandmother used to attend annually before her death in 2002.

The Prince of Wales was treated to an afternoon of traditional activities when he attended the Mey Highland Games.

Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, is chieftain of the event – a role which calls on him to judge the tug-of-war contest.

He watched some Highland dancing and toured the arena, chatting to visitors and stall holders.

Said to be the smallest Highland Games in Scotland, the Mey Games take place this year at the John O’Groats showground.

Charles is continuing a tradition by visiting the games as his grandmother used to attend annually before her death in 2002.

The Queen Mother had close links with Caithness after buying the Castle of Mey in 1952 and became patron of the games soon after.

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