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Ross Dunn

King Charles' first visit to Ayrshire since becoming Monarch as diary is laid bare

King Charles made his first visit to Ayrshire since becoming monarch in September.

The King's train was spotted pulling in to Ayr station last night and whisked Charles and his entourage away from the region. This is also His Majesty's first time using the royal train since becoming King.

Charles is taking part in a number of public engagements in Manchester today.

But before the King left Ayrshire under cover of darkness last night, he was conducting a number of meetings and hosting various visitors at Dumfries House in Cumnock this week.

The Queen Consort also joined the King for the Scottish trip with Camilla attending events in Aberdeen.

Appearing to arrive at the region on Wednesday, the King hosted a reception for British Muslim Faith leaders taking part in the Mosaic Leadership Programme.

Charles and Camilla on a visit to Dumfries House in 2016 (AYRSHIRE POST)

Mosaic offers mentoring programmes in schools; creating opportunities for 11 to 18-year-olds who are growing up in some of the UK's most deprived communities.

Sir Ian Cheshire, chairman of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund, and Ms N. Jeffery, chief executive officer at Dumfries House, met with the King in the evening at Dumfries House.

Yesterday, more guests arrived at Dumfries House for a meeting of The Prince's Trust and The Prince's Trust International.

The Royal Standard flag flying at Dumfries House (Alasdair MacLeod/Ayrshire Post)

Dame Susan Bruce chairman of The Prince's Foundation and Emily Cherrington, acting chief executive officer met with Charles at the residence afterwards.

In the evening, Jane Hartley, the US ambassador to the United Kingdom was received by the King. A dinner was held later at Dumfries House where His Majesty welcomed representatives from the Diplomatic Corps.

The Royal Diary

January 18

The King this afternoon attended a Reception for British Muslim Faith Leaders participating in the Mosaic Leadership Programme at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire.

His Majesty this evening received Sir Ian Cheshire (Chairman, The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund) and Ms. N. Jeffery (Chief Executive Officer) at Dumfries House.

The Queen Consort, Chancellor, this morning visited the Science Teaching Hub at the University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Aberdeen (Councillor David Cameron, the Lord Provost).

The Princess Royal, on behalf of The King, held an Investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this morning.

Her Royal Highness, on behalf of His Majesty, held an Investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this afternoon.

January 19

The King this morning held a Meeting at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire, for The Prince's Trust and The Prince's Trust International.

His Majesty afterwards received Dame Susan Bruce (Chairman, The Prince's Foundation) and Ms. Emily Cherrington (Acting Chief Executive Officer).

The King this evening received the Ambassador from the United States of America (Her Excellency Ms. Jane Hartley).

His Majesty later held a Dinner at Dumfries House for representatives from the Diplomatic Corps.

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