Prince Charles

Prince Charles

Prince Charles has opened his own restaurant and gift shop.

The 67-year-old royal attended the opening of the Rothesay Rooms in Ballater in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Tuesday evening (11.10.16).

The village was hit with flash floods last December when the River Dee burst its banks.

The building, situated on Netherly Place, used to be a Co-op supermarket and has transformed the area thanks to the princes' Ballater Flood Appeal, which has so far raised £160,000 since it launched at the beginning of the year.

Asked how the idea came about, the Prince of Wales said he got the idea from local butcher Barry Florence, who said to him, "why don't you put a Highgrove Shop in Ballater?"

Charles explained to the BBC: "That is what really started this whole idea. It was entirely due to my going into Sheridan's butchers to see how they were getting on.

"There has been a lot of effort in the last six months or so since the disastrous floods that did so much damage to poor old Ballater."

The new kitchen will open its doors in November and will be attached to a Highgrove Shop, which is to open later this month.

According to Guy Fenton, who will be the head chef initially, Charles wanted the project to be about "sustainability" and using locally-sourced produce.


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