If President Obama ever needs a weatherman to complement his slow-jamming-the-news segments, Prince Charles might be up for the task.
The Prince of Wales surprised BBC Scotland viewers around midday Thursday by presenting the lunchtime weather forecast.
Introduced by BBC anchor Sally Magnusson as "a new member of our weather team," the prince gestured at the screen behind him and wryly read a special script that referred not only to regions that viewers might expect - rain around Edinburgh, brighter conditions over the northern isles - but also to royal residences in Scotland.
He seemed amused when he got to the homes.
"There will be ... the potential for a few flurries over Balmoral - who the hell wrote this script? - as the afternoon goes on," the prince said.
The new forecaster seemed disappointed by the chilly conditions.
"A cold day everywhere, with temperatures of just 8 Celsius and a brisk northeasterly wind. Thank God it isn't a bank holiday!" he said.
Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, also took her turn with the same script.
The prince and the duchess spent more than an hour at BBC Scotland in Glasgow after he met students at the City of Glasgow College, the BBC reported. The BBC visit was meant to celebrate 60 years of BBC Scotland's television broadcasting.