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Camilla's taste of flamenco as Spanish tour draws to a close

04 APRIL 2011

With two very high-profile royal figures in the audience, the dancers must have been nervous.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Alba, one of the country's best-known aristocrats, were treated to a fiery flamenco dance show in Seville.

Sitting in the front row, the royal ladies looked on as the dancers performed the traditional Andalusian music and dance moves.

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Their visit to Seville marked the end of Prince Charles and Camilla's official three-day trip to Spain.

And despite only being in the Andalusian capital for five fours, the royal couple packed in a great deal.

Upon their arrival at the San Telmo palace, they were greeted by regional president Jose Antonio Griñan Martinez who took Charles for a private meeting to discuss Andalusia's Three Cultures Foundation.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall toured the presidential palace's baroque chapel, venturing to the top of the altar and waving through a glass window at the photographers and staff below.

As her husband arrived, she told him: "This is a fabulous place. I'm very lucky I've had a very good tour."

The couple caused quite a stir with the locals as they rode by tram to the city hall, where they met the mayor of Seville.

 

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In temperatures reaching 30 degrees, the heir to the British throne, 62, and his wife, 63, later visited the city's Gothic cathedral and the Alcazar palace, which was originally a Moorish fort.

The three-day-visit to Spain is part of a ten-day-tour which will now take them to Portugal and Morocco.

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