The Prince of Wales was in good spirits today as he donned a red tartan kilt to visit The UNESCO World Heritage site of New Lanark.
Prince Charles, who is known in Scotland as the Duke of Rothesay, was beaming as he arrived at the Scottish site this morning, waving to royal fans who had crowded for the occasion.
At New Lanark, a purpose-built 18th century mill village, David Dale and Robert Owen created a model for industrial communities that was to spread across the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Charles viewed a display of industrial artefacts and will also see giant steam engines and the huge main textile room where the preserved looms are still in operation, producing textiles for commercial use.
The Prince of Wales was in good spirits today as he donned a red tartan kilt to visit The UNESCO World Heritage site of New Lanark
Prince Charles, who is known in Scotland as the Duke of Rothesay, was beaming as he arrived at the Scottish site this morning
Charles viewed a display of industrial artefacts and will also see giant steam engines during his visit today
Charles visited the Lanark Auction Market in Lanark where he watched an auction of sheep this afternoon
Their most recent product is a specially produced Jubilee wool, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which Charles will view.
Later, he is due to meet the parents of a teenager who died from an allergic reaction to a Pret baguette as he hosts a global symposium on allergies.
Scientists from around the world have travelled to Dumfries House in Ayrshire for the two-day symposium, which has been organised by the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation.
The foundation was set up by Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse whose 15-year-old daughter Natasha died following a severe allergic reaction to sesame in a sandwich during a flight to France in 2016.
The Prince of Wales also visited the a statue of a Clydesdale horse situated by Lanark Auction
Prince Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, and Patron of the Clydesdale Horse Society, unveiled a plaque after viewing a statue of a Clydesdale horse
Charles has said he was ‘moved beyond words’ by her death and the way her parents have ‘selflessly dedicated themselves to preventing other families suffering in the same way’.
The two-day global symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday will see Charles take part in a roundtable discussion with scientists and Natasha’s parents Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse.
Seventeen world leading allergy experts from the UK, US, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong and Denmark are attending the event.
Natasha died on July 17 2016 aged 15 after eating a Pret a Manger artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette before boarding a flight at Heathrow with her father and best friend.
The royal could be seen chatting with other attendees at the event this afternoon in west Scotland
The Prince of Wales, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, visited the auction this afternoon
A coroner concluded that she would not have eaten the baguette if the sesame seeds – to which she was severely allergic – had been included on the label.
Mr Ednan-Laperouse, co-founder of Natasha’s Foundation, said: ‘We are deeply grateful to HRH The Prince of Wales for inspiring and hosting this momentous event, which will involve many of the world’s leading allergy experts.
‘By bringing the scientists together in one room, we hope to identify the most important and effective ways of tackling the allergy epidemic, to prevent other families from enduring the loss and heartbreak that we have had to endure following Natasha’s death.’
It come as Prince Charles continues to prepare for more bombshells following the arrival of the Sussexes in Europe.
The royal, who is Patron of the Clydesdale Horse Society, appeared in high spirits as he chatted with fellow attendees
The Prince of Wales was in good spirits, and even enjoyed a cup of tea (right) during his visit to Scotland this afternoon
Those who know the Prince of Wales say he has been wounded by the words and actions of his son and daughter-in-law, who have repeatedly criticised the royal family.
Sources say the 73-year-old ‘loves and misses’ Harry, Meghan and his grandchildren, Archie and Lilibet, and feels particularly hurt after spending time with them during the Platinum Jubilee in June.
Charles is thought to have seen their time together as a ‘minor act of reparation’ after the Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 which saw Harry say he felt ‘really let down’ by his father.
Tensions were raised further last week after an interview which saw Meghan suggest the Sussexes had been forced to move across the Atlantic because ‘by existing, we were upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy’.
Elsewhere, he was offered a ride on a horse and cart during his visit to the auction market in Lanark
The Prince of Wales beamed as he waved to crowds of royal fans who had gathered at the site for his visit
Meanwhile he took part in a mini walkabout as he chatted with members of the public and their dogs
During the visit, Prince Charles, whose mother the Queen is known for her love of horses, chatted to the owners of some of the animals
The Prince of Wales showed off his horsey side as he reached up to stroke the animals during the outing earlier today (left and right)
Speaking to US magazine The Cut, she also claimed her husband had ‘lost’ his father, with sources close to the couple saying this wasn’t a reference to Prince Charles, but her estrangement with her own father.
Royal insiders have branded the interview, which also saw Meghan compare herself to Nelson Mandela, as ‘delusional’ and have expressed concerns about the impact of their comments on the Queen.
One said that the Queen, who is now 96 and has pulled out of a string of public events in recent months amid ongoing fears for her health, does not ‘want to be on tenterhooks’ and constantly waiting for the ‘next nuclear bomb’.
The Sussexes arrived in Windsor at the end of last week – but a reunion with Prince Charles or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is believed to be unlikely.
Elsewhere, the royal father-of-two was given a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site of New Lanark in Lanarkshire, to see an example of a purpose-built 18th century mill village
The Duke of Rothesay appeared overjoyed to be on the tour, and could be seen chatting with those showing him around the site
The Prince of Wales beamed as he was given the tour around the purpose-built 18th century mill village
Elsewhere, Prince Charles beamed as he offered a wave to a crowd of royal fans who had gathered to catch sight of him
Sources in royal circles have since hit back at the couple, branding their tirades against life as working royals ‘delusional’ and ‘tragic’ – and sensationally suggesting that they ‘rail against the system as much as they still do’ even after Megxit to sustain public and therefore commercial interest in their ‘brand’.
The couple’s actions also seemingly contradict the public statement they released in January 2020, after reaching a deal with the Queen to leave the royal life, in which they pledged that ‘everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty’.
At the so-called ‘Sandringham Summit’, Harry gave up his military appointments and their public funding was halted, allowing them go to the United States where they have signed multi-million pound deals with the likes of Spotify and Netflix.
Regardless, the Queen has repeatedly said the Sussexes remain ‘much-loved’ by the royal family.
But one source told the Sunday Times: ‘It is hard to see how what they’re doing would equate to the values of the Queen, who has never encouraged people to discuss deeply personal family relationships in public.’