Prince Charles dons traditional Scottish clothing to ‘boost morale’ during hospital visit

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Prince Charles donned the traditional Scottish kilt during his visit to a hospital in Scotland to ‘boost morale’, much to the delight of health workers.

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, wore a kilt during his visit to Caithness General Hospital in Wick.

Staff at Wick Hospital said they were “delighted” to meet Prince Charles, who gave health workers a “morale boost” during his Friday afternoon trip.

Prince Charles wore traditional Scottish attire while visiting health workers at Caithness General Hospital in Wick

The Prince of Wales, known as The Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, gave health workers a 'morale boost' during his Friday afternoon trip.

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, gave health workers a ‘morale boost’ during his Friday afternoon trip.

Charles, 71, thanked the staff for their “dedication and hard work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic,” according to NHS Highland.

He also reportedly spent time “chatting” with staff and listening to their experiences during the coronavirus crisis.

Professor Boyd Robertson, Chairman of the Board of Health, said: “We were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay to Caithness General Hospital.

“His Royal Highness has spent time chatting with our staff to thank them for their efforts over the past few months and heard about their experiences working in various health and social service roles during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“All the staff who met him were delighted and it gave the whole team a boost after such a demanding and difficult period.

“I would like to sincerely thank His Royal Highness for his visit to Caithness General Hospital.

Charles, 71, thanked the staff for their 'dedication and hard work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic' and then spent time 'chatting' with the staff.

Charles, 71, thanked the 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 of the general practitioner’s office in St Austell, during their annual tour.

Charles gave a speech acknowledging the hard work of staff during the Covid-19 pandemic before stopping to have a social distance conversation with many workers individually.

The royal couple spent three months 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 the first members of the royal family to resume their duties in person.

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