In the Upstate this weekend, a visit from British royalty was the highlight of the Scottish Games held at Furman University. Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth attended the games, which bring together clans — with full kilts and flags–who have descendents in America. Many did settle in the Upstate.
Nancy McCarrell is the owner of a popular cafe in Travelers Rest, the site of a dinner event for the prince.
Prince Edward was given the keys to Greer, Spartanburg and Greenville.
Prince Edward of England, Miss America Caressa Cameron and other local dignitaries also appeared in a parade in downtown Greenville.
McCarrell says the event has spurred business in the Upstate, just a few weeks after the official opening of the new GHS Swamp Rabbit bike and walking paved path that runs from downtown Greenville through Travelers Rest. Travelers Rest recently was recognized by the Municipal Association of South Carolina for its downtown revitalization project, including the trail.