Kilty pleasures: Prince Charles dons traditional Scottish wear to give ‘morale boost’ to delighted health workers on hospital visit
- The Prince of Wales wore a kilt to visit Caithness General Hospital in Scotland
- Prince Charles gave a ‘morale boost’ and thanked health workers during the visit
- Staff at the hospital in Wick said they were ‘thrilled’ to meet Prince Charles
Prince Charles donned the traditional Scottish kilt when visiting a hospital in Scotland to ‘boost morale’, much to the delight of the health workers.
The Prince of Wales, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, wore a kilt when visiting Caithness General Hospital in Wick.
Staff at the hospital in Wick said they were ‘thrilled’ to meet Prince Charles, who gave health workers a ‘morale boost’ during his trip on Friday afternoon.
Prince Charles wore traditional Scottish attire when visiting health workers at Caithness General Hospital in Wick
The Prince of Wales, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, gave health workers a ‘morale boost’ during his trip on Friday afternoon
Charles, 71, thanked staff for their ‘dedication and hard work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic’, according to NHS Highland.
He was also said to have spent time ‘chatting’ with the staff and listening to their experiences during the coronavirus crisis.
Professor Boyd Robertson, chairman of the health board, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay to Caithness General Hospital.
‘His Royal Highness spent time chatting with our staff to thank them for their efforts over the last few months and heard their experiences of working across a variety of health and social care roles during the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘All of the staff that met him were delighted and it has given the entire team a morale boost after such a demanding and challenging period.
‘I would like to thank His Royal Highness most sincerely for his visit to Caithness General Hospital.’
Charles, 71, thanked staff for their ‘dedication and hard work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic’ and then spent time ‘chatting’ with the staff
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall also visited key workers in Cornwall on July 21, including those at St Austell’s GP surgery, during their annual tour.
Charles gave a speech recognising the hard work of the staff during the Covid-19 pandemic before stopping to have a socially distanced chat with many of the workers individually.
The royal couple spent three months living at Birkhall on the Balmoral estate in Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic, before returning to London last month.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were among some of the first royals to resume in-person duties.