The Duke of Rothesay centre have a few words with Cpl Robertson upon his arrival to Portree

Alex Gives Royal Welcome to Duke and Duchess

Cadet Corporal Alexander Robertson (16), from Kyle Detachment, was given the honour to welcome Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as part of a Royal Visit to the Isle of Skye on Thursday 16 September.

Alex Gives Royal Welcome to Duke and Duchess

26 October 2021

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Cpl Robertson, who is the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet of Ross & Cromarty, welcomed The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall – or The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay as they are known in Scotland – upon their arrival in Portree alongside the Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Joanie Whiteford who took them on a guided tour around the town as they gained a first-hand insight into the how the local community was moving forward from the pandemic. The Duke and Duchess heard from local people and businesses following lockdown on a walk through the town of Portree, which is the largest town on Skye.

The Royal tour continued down towards Portree Harbour were they were treated to a special performance from Gaelic singer Robert Robertson, the frontman for folk-rock band Tide Lines.

The Royal Visit came to a close at the end of the pier, where Their Royal Highnesses spoke with local councillors and a wide range of first responders who played a vital role within the community during the pandemic.

Following the visit Cpl Robertson said “I thought it was a great opportunity and a privilege to be involved in the visit and to get to meet Charles and Camilla and see what they’re really like, it was a pretty exiting ordeal seeing as it was my first duty as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet.”

This was the first time since 2009 that The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay have visited Skye.

Photos courtesy of Highland Council