Legions of royal fans swarmed to the Waterfront in Dundee to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the official opening of the V&A.
More than 100 people braved bitterly cold conditions before cheering the initial brief appearance of Kate and William shortly before 1pm.
The royal couple, known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn when in Scotland, waved to the crowd before heading into the museum for its official opening then returned outside to meet supporters and shake hands.
MotoCross coach Stuart Flockhart, 39, told how he and partner Louise had come to Dundee city centre for lunch then spotted the crowds and headed over to the V&A.
He said: “We were heading in for lunch and parked across from the V&A when we saw the crowd.
“I like the V&A and it was nice to see the royals back in Dundee.
“I am a bit of a fan of them and I also got to see my dad Tom going into the building too and got a photo on my phone.
“He supplies office equipment to the V&A and sponsored some of the project.”
Louise, 36, from Dundee, was thrilled to see the royal couple and said: “I had read something earlier about Kate and William coming to Dundee and when we spotted the commotion I knew it was them.
“So, while the kids were at school, we thought it was a great chance to see the royals. I am a fan and you don’t see this every day in Dundee.”
Another big supporter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is 40-year-old Arbroath photographer Emma Hamilton.
She was with her 17-year-old twin girls Chloe and Kayleigh for the occasion and managed some photos as Kate and William emerged from the museum.
Emma said: “I started taking photographers professionally three years ago and I have a wedding job coming up in a few weeks.
“I thought that this kind of day doesn’t come around too often and I am a big royal fan.
“And this is what I like to see in Dundee, crowds turning out for a public appearance and generating an atmosphere.
“I am enjoying the photography and managed a couple of nice shots as Kate and William came out.”