Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

In Pictures: Charles enjoys glorious day at Highland Games

The royal was in Caithness to experience one of the area’s cultural highlights.

The Prince of Wales at the Mey Highland and Cultural Games in Caithness (Andrew Milligan/PA)
The Prince of Wales at the Mey Highland and Cultural Games in Caithness (Andrew Milligan/PA)

The Prince of Wales has served as chieftain at the Mey Highlands Games in Caithness.

Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, enjoyed the spectacle of pipe bands, tug of war and tossing the caber during his visit.

bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244461726
Kilted Charles arrived in glorious sunshine (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244458982
A competitor takes part in the high jump during the event (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244461928
Charles soon donned shades to counter the brightness of the day (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244458979
Wick Pipe Band entertained the crowds (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244462076
The prince watches a competitor tossing the caber (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244462340
Charles chatted with participants (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244463358
The royal kicks a post at the strongman stand (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244463926
Police Scotland took on Help for Heroes in the tug of war final… (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244463941
…with Charles acting as judge… (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244463404
…and the Help for Heroes team triumphed (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244464407
Charles watched on as strongman Luke Stoltman lifted heavy stones onto barrels (Andrew Milligan/PA)
bpanews_f669d73b-3e20-4a82-b1d2-a6c21011ca10_embedded244464533
The royal chatted with the strongman (Andrew Milligan/PA)

PA

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph