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Strike! Prince Charles and Camilla's successful second day on US tour

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Prince Charles was hoping for a strike on Thursday as the British royal took to the bowling alley during a tour of an Armed Force Retirement Home. Luckily, the ball didn't roll in to the gutter but the 66-year-old heir to the throne was reportedly not too happy with his score, pulling a funny face as the pins fell.

Charles was visiting an Armed Forces Retirement Home in the American equivalent of the Royal Chelsea Hotel, with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who let Charles enjoy the bowling fun while she stayed back and watched.

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Charles was unimpressed with his own bowling skills

At the home, Charles and Camilla met with veterans, who showed the British royals the gym and their art room. Set in the ground of President Abraham Lincoln's cottage, the pair were later met by Erin Carlson Mast who is in charge of maintaining the centuries-old property.

It was here that Lincoln dreamed up the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States, and also where he spent much of the American Civil War.

Mrs Mast gifted the pair with a book called Lincoln's Sanctuary for Charles, and another called What Do You Do With An Idea for his grandson, Prince George.

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The pair discussed the art with the veterans who live in the home

Their trip comes the day after they began their US tour. On Wednesday they toured two of America's greatest memorials - the Lincoln Memorial and the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial - in Washington D.C, where they were given an extra warm welcome on Wednesday, as they were surrounded by crowds of tourists.

One group of tourists who were delighted to see Charles and Camilla were students from the state of Virginia. Joan Darby, who brought her U.S. history class to the Dr. King memorial said they were thrilled to meet the future King.

"To come here and have such a joyful event was just really incredible luck on our part," she said.