Prince handed a pizza in Borders
The Prince of Wales was treated to a surprise takeaway pizza from a member of the public as he greeted crowds in the Scottish Borders.
Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, was speaking to well-wishers in St Boswells when Erminio Di Meo stepped up with a square cardboard box and presented it to him.
The duke opened the lid and laughed as he saw the margarita pizza, said to be his favourite flavour, from the nearby Hunters Stables restaurant.
Mr Di Meo, speaking through a translator, told the PA news agency: “I wanted to give him the pizza as he is such a big part of this country.
“He was curious, he smiled and I said it’s a margarita.
“I believe the prince said ‘it’s my favourite’.”
The 56-year-old, from Naples, Italy, has lived in the village for two years.
He wrote on the box: “Welcome to St Boswells Your Highness, Buon Appetito.”
The Duke of Rothesay with his surprise present