Prince Charles, next in line to the throne of England and possessed of the requisite royal gravitas, has a sense of humor it turns out. We suspected as much considering the well-adjusted boys he raised, but on Wednesday he confirmed the funny when he gamely stepped in front of the camera to deliver the weather report to BBC viewers in Scotland.
“Well it’s an unsettled picture as we head towards the end of the week,” says the royal, authoritatively. He and wife Camilla were on a tour of a BBC News facility when they were invited to sit in on a lunchtime taping of “Reporting Scotland,” reports the U.K.’s Telegraph.
As he goes on and realizes that the map behind him is highlighting his royal residences, he quips, “Who the hell wrote this script?”
It’s all good-natured, though, and His Royal Highness ends by noting that the overall forecast is pretty much cold and wet.
“Thank god it isn’t a bank holiday,” he says, wrapping up the segment.
Well played. Though Charles isn’t the first royal to step in front of the green screen. Mum Queen Elizabeth tried it in 2010.