The Prince of Wales gave a masterclass in ballroom dancing when he took to the floor - without the Duchess of Cornwall.

A fleetfooted Charles impressed the public with his moves as he twirled a female companion around to the sounds of 1940s swing jazz music.

But Camilla was not left out, she also shimmied a few feet from the prince with her own partner.

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The royal couple got fully involved with a pop-up dance floor

The royal couple showed their lighter side as they visited Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday to learn how its residents have rebuilt their lives following last year's devastating earthquake.

The dancefloor is a pop-up facility called Dance-O-Mat, created by the charitable trust Gap Filler, which has coin operated lighting and sound courtesy of a washing machine that plays tunes from an mp3 player.

For almost two years the organisation has been finding creative uses for open spaces left following the earthquake that struck Christchurch in September 2010 and the second deadly quake in February 2011 that claimed more than 180 lives.

Camilla was the first to take to the dance floor after she accepted an invitation from Sam Johnson, an undergraduate who was widely praised for organising a student volunteer army to help in the aftermath of the devastating natural disaster.

The Duchess, who is a well-known fan of the BBC's celebrity ballroom dancing show Strictly Come Dancing, held the student activist's right hand with hers and they moved at a gentle pace.

After a few moments Camilla looked over to her husband who was watching from the sidelines and said "Come on darling, you've got to dance too".

But it was Lisa Shannon, 57, a psychology student from Christchurch who seized the moment and asked the heir to the throne if he wanted to cut a rug.

Charles had a quicker turn of pace then his wife and twirled his partner around then grabbed both her hands.

The heir to the throne danced cheek to cheek with Ms Shannon and laughed as they pulled apart then twirled her around again as he showed off his skills.

Ms Shannon was out of breath after the impromptu dance lesson from the Prince and said: "If you don't ask you don't get, I just saw him standing there looking a bit lonely and I thought I'd ask him to dance."

The 57-year-old was impressed by his masterful presence on the dancefloor: "He led and I followed and I don't usually follow, but he was definitely in charge."

The royal couple's twirl on the dancefloor came after they visited a shopping area in Christchurch city centre to see how retailers and independent business forced out of their premises by the earthquake have set up home in renovated cargo ship containers.

The Re:Start project has seen the large metal boxes brightly painted, fitted with doors and windows and stacked up to create temporary retail spaces.

Shoppers mobbed the royals as they walked along Cashel Street meeting retailers in their new homes.

A reminder of the earthquake loomed nearby - a large building being torn down by mechanical equipment.

Survivors of the natural disaster had earlier told the Prince and Duchess their harrowing stories during a reception at Christchurch City Council offices.

The royal couple privately met around 20 people who had been badly injured when buildings collapsed during the 6.3 magnitude earthquake which struck at 12.51pm on February 22, last year.

Widespread damage resulted especially in central Christchurch and its eastern suburbs as the quake's epicentre was close to the middle of the city and buildings had been weakened by the 2010 quake.

More than half the people killed were in the six-storey Canterbury Television Building, which collapsed and caught fire.

Bev Edwards, 54, a nurse from Christchurch, is now a paraplegic in a wheelchair after a cafe roof collapsed on her while she was having lunch with her mother.

Ms Edwards said: "I was in a cafeteria deemed to be safe but the building next door fell sideways onto it and the roof came in.

"I knew I had broken my back and I was eventually carried out on a door used as a stretcher. The lady at a table next to me was killed and my mother sat opposite me and was able to walk out.

"It's incredibly important the Prince came to meet us, we're not people that died we're here, but there hasn't been a lot of recognition for the seriously injured."

Charles and Camilla's visit to Christchurch came on the last day of their Diamond Jubilee tour to mark the Queen's 60-year reign that saw them visit Australia and Papua New Guinea.

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  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales, dances with Lisa Shannon whilst the Duchess of Cornwall dances with Sam Johnson from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the Capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Duchess of Cornwall dances with Sam Johnson from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the Capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Duchess of Cornwall dances with Sam Johnson from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the Capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Duchess of Cornwall dances with Sam Johnson from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the Capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Duchess of Cornwall dances with Sam Johnson from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the Capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Duchess of Cornwall dances with Sam Johnson from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the Capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Duchess of Cornwall dances with Sam Johnson from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the Capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

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    Maori elders wait for Prince Charles the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla to arrive for a welcome at the Christchurch City Council building in Christchurch on November 16, 2012. The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. Photo AFP / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Victoria Clock ceremony where the Prince's letter to the city after the 2010 earthquake was placed in a time capsule on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Dean Kozanic - Pool/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attends the Victoria Clock ceremony on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Iain McGregor - Pool/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Victoria Clock ceremony where the Prince's letter to the city after the 2010 earthquake was placed in a time capsule on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Dean Kozanic - Pool/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit the AMP Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Dance-O-Mat was set up to give people the opportunity to keep dancing after many of the venues were destroyed by the earthquake of 2010. The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets the public during a walk- about at Canterbury A&P Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

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    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall watch a pony race at Canterbury A&P Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit to Christchurch on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Dance-O-Mat was set up to give people the opportunity to keep dancing after many of the venues were destroyed by the earthquake of 2010. The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall present ribbons to children at Canterbury A&P Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall present ribbons to children at Canterbury A&P Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall present ribbons to children at Canterbury A&P Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall present a trouphy to the Best of Show at Canterbury A&P Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit the AMP Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Dance-O-Mat was set up to give people the opportunity to keep dancing after many of the venues were destroyed by the earthquake of 2010. The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets the public during a walk- about at Canterbury A&P Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 7

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets the public during a walk- about at Canterbury A&P Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

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    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales watches a sheep dog trial at Canterbury A&P Show on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand.The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales walks past the Diamond Jubilee Clock in Christchurch, New Zealand, after presenting a copy of letter of condolence to the Mayor of Christchurch which will be placed in a time capsule after restoration of the clock is completed.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales walks past steam rollers during a visit to the A and P Show in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales, dances with Lisa Shannon, 57, from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales presents a copy of a letter of condolence to the Mayor of Christchurch which will be placed in a time capsule inside the Diamond Jubilee Clock in Christchurch, New Zealand after restoration work is completed following damage suffered in the 2011 earthquake.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales walks past the Diamond Jubilee Clock in Christchurch, New Zealand, after presenting a copy of letter of condolence to the Mayor of Christchurch which will be placed in a time capsule after restoration of the clock is completed.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales, dances with Lisa Shannon, 57, from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales, dances with Lisa Shannon, 57, from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales walks past steam rollers during a visit to the A and P Show in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Royal Tour of New Zealand - Day Seven

    The Prince of Wales, dances with Lisa Shannon, 57, from Christchurch during a visit to the Dance O Mat, in the centre of the capital in New Zealand. The temporary dance space was set up after dance space became limited following the earth quake in February 2011.

  • The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall Visit New Zealand - Day 6

    FEILDING, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 15: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales watch a dance performance on November 15, 2012 in Feilding, New Zealand. The Royal couple are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Prince Charles interacts with members of the Dermer family at Waipiko Farm in Feilding, New Zealand, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Hagen Hopkins, Pool) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, accompanied by Prince Charles, right, fondles a dog as they greet well-wishers on the waterfront in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Chris Skelton) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles, right, receives a gift from a Maori warrior as a Maori whaka canoe is launched during a walkabout on the waterfront, in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Marty Melville, Pool) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles greets members of the public during a walkabout on the waterfront, in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.(AP Photo/Marty Melville, Pool) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles walks the waterfront in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Kent Blechynden) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles, center, chats with Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown during a walkabout on the waterfront in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Kent Blechynden) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles smells flowers during a walkabout on the waterfront in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Kent Blechynden) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles walks during a tour to Feilding, New Zealand, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, right, talk with Feilding Mayor Margaret Kouvelis in Feilding, New Zealand, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles, second left, speaks to a New Zealand Air Force staff member during a visit to RNZAF Base Ohakea in Manawatu, New Zealand Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Marty Melville, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, chat with a stallholder, right, at the Farmers Market in Feilding, New Zealand, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles, right, speaks to a family membe of Lt. Tim O'Donnell who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010, during a walk at farmers' market in Fielding, New Zealand Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Marty Melville, Pool)

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    Britain's Prince Charles, right, speaks to a family member of Lt. Tim O'Donnell who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010, during a walk at farmers' market in Fielding, New Zealand Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Marty Melville, Pool)

  • Charles, Diana Dermer, David Carter

    Britain's Prince Charles, left, walks with Diana Dermer, center, and her family while Agriculture Minister David Carter, right, looks on during his visit to Waipiko Farm, Feilding, New Zealand, Thursday, November 15, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Hagen Hopkins, Pool) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles, left, walks with Diana Dermer and her family while Agriculture Minister David Carter looks on as he visits Waipiko Farm in Feilding, New Zealand, Thursday, November 15, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Hagen Hopkins, Pool) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles interacts with members of the Dermer family at Waipiko Farm in Feilding, New Zealand, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Hagen Hopkins, Pool) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles, left, walks with Diana Dermer, center, and her family while Agriculture Minister David Carter, right, looks on during his visit to Waipiko Farm in Feilding, New Zealand, Thursday, November 15, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Hagen Hopkins, Pool) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles, left, interacts with Diana Dermer, right, and her family members during his visit to Waipiko Farm in Feilding, New Zealand, Thursday, November 15, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Hagen Hopkins, Pool) NEW ZEALAND OUT

This isn't the first time Charles has had a little boogie. See our slideshow of the Prince dancing through the years.

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    Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, attends a garden party at Holyrood House, Edinburgh

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    Britain's Prince Charles dances with Lisa Shannon during a rock 'n' roll dance display in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    Britain's Prince Charles, second left in front, dances with Lisa Shannon, while his wife Camilla, front right, dances with student volunteer organizer Sam Johnson during a rock 'n' roll dance display in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford) NEW ZEALAND OUT

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    The Prince of Wales wears a native indian head dress whilst joining in on a traditional dance during a visit to the Iwokrama rainforest, in Guyana, during his Caribbean tour.

  • Charles and Camilla visit South America

    The Prince of Wales joins a samba band as he tours a favela (shantytown) on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

  • Charles and Camilla visit South America

    The Prince of Wales dances with Nyara, 20, during a visit to Maguari Village in the Amazon Rainforest at Santaram, central Brazil.

  • Mey Games in Caithness

    The Prince of Wales watches a traditional dance during the Mey Highland games in Caithness.

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    The Prince and Princess of Wales watching a display of music and dancing in Salamanca, Spain

  • Britain's Prince Charles take part in a chapauringe dance in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania on the third day of a four day tour of the country Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are in the country as part of an eight-day Commonwealth tour, and the trip coincides with the 50th anniversary of Tanzania gaining independence from Britain. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson/PA Wire) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

  • Prince Charles and Princess Daina Visits Australia

    Diana, The Princess of Wales wearing a dress by designer Catherine Walker, a blue and pink rose-patterned silk, dances the night away with husband The Prince of wales in Melbourne, Australia.

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    The Prince of Wales gets some street dancing tips from children in the kids club during his visit to the Blacon Community Trust in Chester.

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    The Prince of Wales tangos with Adriana Vasile, at the Presidents Dinner in Buenos Aires during his two day visit to Argentina.

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    Dance teacher Carol Ann Stephenson, 32, from Edinburgh shows the Prince of Wales steps on the dancefloor during a visit to the Dance Base in Edinburgh, a National centre for Dance in Scotland.

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    The Prince of Wales watches a traditional dance during the Mey Highland games in Caithness.

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    The Prince of Wales watches the dancing of Asimo the Robot, during a tour of the Museum of Science and Innovation, in central Tokyo, this afternoon.

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    The Prince of Wales makes one girl's day by partnering her on the dance floor at a huge party to celebrate his 40th birthday today, in a once derelict tramshed in Birmingham.

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    To the delight of youngsters, the Prince of Wales became a disco king today, trying his hand at breakdancing in a discotheque session at Middleton-on-Sea during today's visit to a Youth Meets Industry course for 300 unemployed, organised by the Prince's Trust

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    The Prince of Wales dances with Zulemita Menem at the President's Dinner in Buenos Aires during his two day visit to Argentina.

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    The Prince of Wales dances a Waltz with 73 year old Ellen Henderson, leader of the newly refurbished community centre, St Francis Senior Citizens Dance Group in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

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    The Prince of Wales (left) is invited to an afternoon Cree dance, by Oo-Chin-a-Pees (Cree name for Bringer of winter snow storms) in his traditional Cree costume. The Prince was in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan on the second day of six day official tour of Canada.

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    Robotic wrist movement from the Prince of Wales, trying his hand at breakdancing in a discotheque session at Middleton-on-Sea during today's visit to a Youth Meets Industry course for 300 unemployed, organised by the Prince's Trust

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    PA Photo 27/1/88: Diana's Dresses: Diana, The Princess of Wales wearing a dress by designer Catherine Walker, a blue and pink rose-patterned silk, dances the night away with husband The Prince of wales in Melbourne, Australia. The Royal couple were attending a Bicentennial dinner and dance on the third day of their Australian tour

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    The Prince of Wales dances a Waltz with 73-year-old Ellen Henderson, leader of the newly refurbished community centre, at St Francis Senior Citizens Dance Group in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

  • Winter Gala at The Royal Opera House

    The Prince of Wales joins Darcey Bussell on stage for the curtain call at the glitzy winter gala at the Royal Opera House, London. During an impromptu speech on stage, Charles made light of the furore that erupted following the disclosure of his controversial memo and told the packed auditorium "I just wanted to say to all of you I think we have had a wonderfully old fashioned treat tonight." The fundraising event in Covent Garden, London, included performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Darcey Bussell and artistes from the Royal Opera House.

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    The Prince of Wales dancing the samba in Rio, Brazil in 1978.Anwar Hussein/allactiondigital.com

  • Charles tango in Argentina

    The Prince of Wales tangos with Adriana Vasile at the Presidents Dinner in Buenos Aires during his two day visit to Argentina.

  • Charles tango in Argentina

    The Prince of Wales tangos with Adriana Vasile at the Presidents Dinner in Buenos Aires during his two day visit to Argentina.

  • Charles & Zulemita Menem dance

    The Prince of Wales dances with Zulemita Menem at the President's Dinner in Buenos Aires during his two day visit to Argentina.

  • Charles tango in Argentina

    The Prince of Wales tangos with Adriana Vasile at the Presidents Dinner in Buenos Aires during his two day visit to Argentina.

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    Dance teacher Carol Ann Stephenson, 32, from Edinburgh shows the Prince of Wales steps on the dancefloor during a visit to the Dance Base in Edinburgh, a National centre for Dance in Scotland.

  • Prince of Wales Visit to Brazil

    The Prince of Wales joins samba dancers at the Casa da Cultura, a centre run by the charity ActionAid in the Baixada Fluminense slum on the outskirts of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on the second day of his tour of Brazil and Mexico.