Prince Charles, Son Tour Scotland
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) _ Prince Charles took his son Prince William on a round of public engagements in Scotland on Friday before the younger prince begins his studies at a Scottish university.
The 19-year-old William, who is second in line to the throne of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, visited a derelict flour mill in Paisley, near Glasgow, which one of Charles’ charities is restoring and turning into homes and offices.
As the two princes got out of their car, Charles said good morning to a crowd of about 100 and then, pointing to his son, noted, ``This is William.″ The younger prince smiled and waved as the crowd cheered and called his name.
On Monday, William begins a four-year art history degree at St. Andrews University, 50 miles northeast of Glasgow.
Later, the two princes visited a community center in Sighthill, a run-down housing project in Glasgow, where there has been tension between refugees and longtime residents. The Prince’s Trust, a charity Charles established, has programs to help young people in the area find jobs and homes.
The princes also traveled to Edinburgh, where they signed a book of condolences in memory of the thousands of people who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.