The Prince of Wales has visited the scene of the train crash in Aberdeenshire that killed three people on Wednesday morning.
Charles, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, thanked emergency responders who were among the first on the scene of the derailment near Stonehaven.
He met emergency responders including Pc Liam Mercer and Pc Eilidh McCabe, who were the first officers on the scene, and commended them on their bravery.
He was taken to a socially distanced circle of workers including members of the police, fire service, Coastguard and Network Rail
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The Prince of Wales is known for promoting causes related to organic farming, climate change, alternative medicine and architecture.
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Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.