Prince Charles is planting a pine tree during his visit to Scotland

Prince Charles set a cheerful tone during his visit to Scotland on Friday, where he came up with the planting of a pine.

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The Prince of Wales, 70, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, was visiting Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark to find out more about the renovation.

Dressed in a gray suit and salmon pink shirt, Charles paid tribute to his hosts by including a lightly checked pattern in his suit, which he combined with burgundy shoes.

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Prince Charles set a cheerful tone during his visit to Scotland on Friday, where he came up with the planting of a pine

Prince Charles set a cheerful tone during his visit to Scotland on Friday, where he came up with the planting of a pine

The Prince of Wales, 70, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, visited Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark to find out more about the renovation

The Prince of Wales, 70, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, visited Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark to find out more about the renovation

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The Prince of Wales, 70, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, visited Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark to find out more about the renovation

Charles smiled as he planted the tree before meeting with volunteers and members of local organizations who use the park.

Charles was seen talking to Sylvia Russell, chairman of Lanark Community Development Trust, while he was walking through the sunny park.

After admiring the greenery, Charles visited the office of the center, where he was photographed to sign the guestbook.

Meanwhile, just 40 miles away, the queen was on display while inspecting the guard of honor during the ceremony of the keys in the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

Dressed in a gray suit and salmon pink shirt, Charles paid tribute to his hosts by including a lightly checked pattern in his suit, which he combined with burgundy shoes

Dressed in a gray suit and salmon pink shirt, Charles paid tribute to his hosts by including a lightly checked pattern in his suit, which he combined with burgundy shoes

Dressed in a gray suit and salmon pink shirt, Charles paid tribute to his hosts by including a lightly checked pattern in his suit, which he combined with burgundy shoes

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay, while planting a Scots pine in Scotland during his visit to the Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark
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The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay, while planting a Scots pine in Scotland during his visit to the Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay, while planting a Scots pine in Scotland during his visit to the Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark

Charles was photographed with Sylvia Russell, chairman of Lanark Community Development Trust, when he took a walk through the sunny park

Charles was photographed with Sylvia Russell, chairman of Lanark Community Development Trust, when he took a walk through the sunny park

Charles was photographed with Sylvia Russell, chairman of Lanark Community Development Trust, when he took a walk through the sunny park

New figures released this week show the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall took part in the most expensive royal foreign trip of the past fiscal year – costing the taxpayer more than £ 415,000.

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Charles and Camilla flew to the Caribbean on the official ministerial jet RAF Voyager at the request of the government and also made a historic visit to Cuba – a first by members of the royal family.

Figures from the royal bills, released on Monday, revealed the island-hopping visit in March, including stops in St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and Havana among others, costing £ 416,576.

The costs include journeys made by royal assistants who helped plan the visit.

After admiring the greenery, Charles visited the office of the center, where he was photographed to sign the guestbook

After admiring the greenery, Charles visited the office of the center, where he was photographed to sign the guestbook

After admiring the greenery, Charles visited the office of the center, where he was photographed to sign the guestbook

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland with Sylvia Russell as chairman of Lanark Community Development Trust during his visit to Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark, to find out more about the renovation
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The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland with Sylvia Russell as chairman of Lanark Community Development Trust during his visit to Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark, to find out more about the renovation

The Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland with Sylvia Russell as chairman of Lanark Community Development Trust during his visit to Castlebank Park and Horticultural Center in Lanark, to find out more about the renovation

The heir to the throne carried out most of the official overseas voyages of the upper royal family during the past financial year. This reflects his work in support of the queen who has not taken a long-distance flight for a number of years.

Charles also traveled to West Africa, visited Gambia, Ghana, and Nigeria last fall on a charter plane during a £ 216,000 trip, including personnel planning trips, and to France and Greece, by RAF Voyager last May, for a £ 159,800 trip.

The total travel expenses of members of the royal family in 2018-19 decreased by £ 100,000 to £ 4.6 million.

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The royal train was used a number of times, including a trip made by Charles, who traveled from Aberdeen to London last September for a number of orders in the capital, for an amount of just over £ 22,000.

Charles and Camilla also traveled between royal residences with charter flights, flying twice from RAF Northolt in West London to Aberdeen in Scotland for an average cost of more than £ 17,000.

The figures for royal journeys, included in the annual royal bills, do not include details for journeys of less than £ 15,000.

But the documents show that 204 helicopter flights, which cost less than the five-digit amount, were taken during the last financial year by members of the royal family, which cost a total of £ 690,000.

There were 43 charter flights below the £ 15,000 threshold, which cost just under £ 370,000, scheduled flights cost nearly £ 50,000 while scheduled train journeys were £ 80,265.

Meanwhile, around the corner ... just 40 miles away, the queen was pictured with a guard of honor at the ceremony of the keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

Meanwhile, around the corner ... just 40 miles away, the queen was pictured with a guard of honor at the ceremony of the keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

Meanwhile, around the corner … just 40 miles away, the queen was pictured with a guard of honor at the ceremony of the keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

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