Newlyweds find unexpected guest outside their wedding and amazed to find that it’s the Prince of Wales who offers his congratulations and poses for pictures
- Pte Barry Rooney, 28, and new wife Kirstie, 22, met Prince of Wales outside Registrar’s Office at Ayr Town Hall
- Prince in Ayr for Queen’s Own Yeomanry parade – he is Honorary Colonel
- Prince attended honorary freedom ceremony for regiment at the Auld Kirk
As they left the Registrar’s Office at Ayr Town Hall Private Barry Rooney and his new wife Kirstie met the Prince of Wales who was at a civic reception in the same building.
The prince who was in Ayr for a parade by the Queen’s Own Yeomanry, of which he is the Royal Honorary Colonel offered his congratulations to the couple and posed for some special photographs for their wedding album.
Pte Rooney, 28, and his 22-year-old wife, from Patna in East Ayrshire, said: ‘That was absolutely amazing, we were really shocked. Who can say they had their wedding photograph taken with the Prince of Wales?
‘It’s a day we’ll remember forever.’
Earlier in the day, the prince who is the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland took a royal salute from the regiment as they marched through Ayr town centre.
Dressed in multi-terrain Army uniform, the prince then attended an honorary freedom ceremony for the regiment at the Auld Kirk in the town before the civic reception with soldiers and their families.
‘Is the reception through there?’ The Prince of Wales jokes with newlyweds Barry and Kirstie Rooney this morning
It’s not every day that you bump into the Prince of Wales on your wedding day but Private Barry Rooney and his new wife Kirstie did as they left the Registrar’s Office at Ayr Town Hall in Scotland
‘One just happened to be passing so one thought one would offer hearty congratulations’: Mrs Barry Rooney cannot believe that she is chatting to her future monarch
Watched by a fellow officer, HRH the Prince of Wakes chats to newlyweds Barry and Kirstie Rooney
The blushing bride, she looks divine… The Rooneys, just married at Ayr Town Hall, bumped into the Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales offers his congratulations to newlyweds Barry and Kirstie Rooney from Patna in Ayrshire who were just married at Ayr Town Hall