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Prince Charles reveals secret skill that keeps him sprightly at 73

The royal is quite a nifty mover

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Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Prince Charles delighted fans when he made an unexpected appearance at a tea dance held at his Gloucestershire home Highgrove.

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Charles, along with TV star Jools Holland and soul singer Ruby Turner, surprised more than 250 older guests on Tuesday – not just by turning up unexpectedly, but by proving what a nifty dancer he is, eliciting surprised gasps from attendees.

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The Prince of Wales took to the dancefloor with dancer Bridget Tibbs, showing a dexterity that belied his 73 years by performing the tango.

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Of her dance partner, Bridget said: "It was wonderful. He was very lovely to dance with, a lovely sense of rhythm, a nice hold. It was a pleasure.


"He was delightful to talk to and we had a good chat. I was actually talking to him about environmental issues and saying the work that he does is amazing," Bridget continued.

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Prince Charles wowed on the dancefloor

The event was held as a way to combat loneliness and isolation within the community, with an attendee saying: "It is so important, what they’re doing here, especially after the lockdown, which has exacerbated people's feelings of loneliness.

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"Seeing the smiles on people's faces today is just so lovely."

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Prince Charles looked full of joy

This is the second time recently Charles has shown how nimble he is.

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Prince Charles had a whale of a time at the tea dance

In May he tried his hand at American football, with a pro in the sport commenting: "He did really well, I think he liked it. He got the hang of it really quickly – some people don't get it but he did."

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