Prince Charles judged a tug-of-war contest in Scotland this weekend.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay when he is in Scotland, visited the Mey Highland Games, where he umpired the macho event while clutching hold of a cane.

Charles presented the trophy to the winning team and watched the egg and spoon, and three-legged races.

The 68-year-old royal looked dapper dressed in a traditional kilt, and is said to have driven to the Games himself.

The event took place at the John O'Groats showground but is usually next to Castle May, where the Queen Mother resided during her trips to the country.

She purchased the castle, based in Caithness, in 1952 and became a patron of the Games, which she attended every year until her death in 2002.

Charles appeared to enjoy himself at the spectacle, and his mother Queen Elizabeth also attended a similar Scottish event.

The 91-year-old monarch was a surprise visitor to the Aboyne Highland Games in Aberdeenshire on the 150th anniversary of the event.

She watched on as locals Jamie Dawkins and John Fyvie took part in the traditional caber toss, in which competitors are tasked with throwing a huge tree trunk.

What's more, she also met its maker Murray Brown.

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