Royal Roundup: Prince Charles Visits Far North Scotland While On Holiday

Prince of Wales visit to Greenland Meadow. The Prince of Wales walks alongside Hamish Pottinger (left) the owner of Greenland Meadow, during a visit to the meadow located near Dunnet Bay, a two-mile beach on the northern coastline, which is home to rare plants and the most northerly population of bumblebees and blue butterflies. Picture date: Monday August 5, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Charles. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire URN:17244088 (Press Association via AP Images)

Prince Charles walks alongside Hamish Pottinger (left) the owner of Greenland Meadow, during a visit to the meadow located near Dunnet Bay, a two-mile beach on the northern coastline. (Press Association via AP Images)

While staying at the Castle of Mey on Caithness Coast, Prince Charles recently visited Reid’s Bakery in Thurso, where he attempted to make strawberry tarts. Prince Charles, whom is known as Duke of Rothesay when he visits Scotland (instead of Prince of Wales), has been visiting far northern Scotland recently while on holiday at the late Queen Mother’s home. He used a piping bag while decorating the pastries, and was assisted by worker Lauren MacKenzie, who said the Prince “did very well,” reports BBC.

Prince of Wales visit to Reids bakery. The Prince of Wales with bakery worker Lauren MacKenzie helps make strawberry tarts on a visit to Reids bakery in Thurso. The Prince, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, donned a white coat and hat during the visit, where workers watched him fill pastry cases with cream and strawberry sauce using a piping bag. Not all went to plan however as the Prince topped the cream with strawberry and laughed as some strawberry glaze oozed out the top end of the piping bag. Picture date: Monday August 5, 2013. See PA story ROYAL Charles. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire URN:17243480 (Press Association via AP Images)

Prince Charles and bakery worker Lauren MacKenzie make strawberry tarts on the Prince’s visit to Reids bakery in Thurso, Scotland. (Andrew Milligan /PA Wire)

Britain's Prince Charles with bakery worker Lauren MacKenzie helps make strawberry tarts on a visit to Reids bakery in Thurso Scotland Monday Aug. 5, 2013. The Prince, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, donned a white coat and hat during the visit, where workers watched him fill pastry cases with cream and strawberry sauce using a piping bag. Not all went to plan however as the Prince topped the cream with strawberry and laughed as some strawberry glaze oozed out the top end of the piping bag. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

Prince Charles and Lauren MacKenzie laugh as the Prince tops the cream with strawberry and some strawberry glaze oozes out the top end of the piping bag. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, PA)

Royal visit to Scotland. The Prince of Wales with minister Mr Lyall Rennie (left) greeting members of the congregation at a church service at Canisbay Church, Caithness. Picture date: Sunday August 4, 2013. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire URN:17235402 (Press Association via AP Images)

Prince Charles with minister Mr Lyall Rennie (left) greeting members of the congregation at a church service at Canisbay Church, Caithness. (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Royal visit to Scotland. The Prince of Wales with minister Mr Lyall Rennie (left) arriving for a church service at Canisbay Church, Caithness. Picture date: Sunday August 4, 2013. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA URN:17235389 (Press Association via AP Images)

Prince Charles with minister Mr Lyall Rennie, arriving for a church service at Canisbay Church, Caithness. (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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