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Prince Charles in a kilt for his visit to the Scottish county of Caithness

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It is to the far north of the island of Great Britain that Prince Charles visited this Friday, July 29. The Duke of Rothesay has made several visits to County Caithness, particularly to the market town of Wick.

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Health and social visits in County Caithness

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, traveled to the northern nation the day after his high-profile appearance in an Aston Martin in Birmingham to kick off the Commonwealth Games. On Friday July 29, the Duke of Rothesay had found the Scottish tranquility that he appreciates so much, far from the effervescence second city of the United Kingdom in which he was the day before.

Prince Charles is making one of his usual and frequent visits to Scotland. It was in the county of Caithness that he made several visits. He traveled to Wick, the county seat of this historic county. Wick is a small town with barely 7000 inhabitants. The first visit was to the Healing Hub Oxygen Therapy Centre, a therapy center that Prince Charles himself opened in 2005.

The Prince of Wales meets patients attending a therapy center in Wick on July 29, 2022 (Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/ABACAPRESS.COM)

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The Duke of Rothesay in a kilt for a visit to a therapeutic center in Wick

The Prince of Wales, who wore his kilt for this visit, found the managers of the oxygen therapy centre, which treats patients with autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue and certain cancers. Recently, the center has obviously been overloaded because it has also been used to treat patients with coronavirus. The center recently received grants to carry out renovations which luckily were completed at the end of 2019, just before the start of the health crisis.

Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, visiting an oxygenation center (Photo: Rota/Camera Press/ISOPIX)

The Duke of Rothesay met patients and doctors and he learned how this center operated only thanks to private donations and certain requests for subsidies. Many volunteers work at the center to keep it running despite the lack of funds.

The Prince of Wales’ second visit to Britain’s northernmost continental county took place at Caithness Food Bank, also in Wick. The food bank was created in 2014, thanks to the initiative of the faithful of the parishes of the region. Caithness Food Bank now has two branches, one in Wick and one in Thurso.

Unfortunately, Prince Charles has learned that the demand is such that food bank officials are working to expand it. The food bank could set up in other towns in the region. The Duke of Rothesay met food bank officials during his visit.

Nicholas Fontaine

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Nicolas Fontaine has been a freelance web editor since 2014. After having been a copywriter and author for numerous Belgian and French brands and media, he specialized in royalty news. Nicolas is now editor-in-chief of Histoires royales. [email protected]