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Charles roped in to help umpire tug o'war event at Mey Highland games

The Prince of Wales umpired a tug o'war competition during a visit to the Mey Highland games today.

Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, attended the Mey Games in his role as chieftain of the event on Saturday.

The games which are usually set in a field nearby to Castle Mey, the late Queen Mother's Scottish home in Caithness, were instead held at a field in John O'Groats due to the usual setting being water-logged.

He watched traditional Highland games events such as the three-legged and egg and spoon races as well as presenting a trophy to the winning tug o'war team which he was judging.

Charles drove to the event himself and was wearing traditional Scottish dress.

Around 400 people attended the event which included traditional events such as piping, putting the shot and tossing the caber.

The prince appeared to be in high spirits whilst watching a mock horse dressage with participants prancing around on a wooden hobby-horses.


From Belfast Telegraph