Charles shows William is not the only ‘dad dancer’ in the family as he continues Euro trip
IT was a case of Prince cha-cha Charles as the heir to the throne showed that his elder son William is not the only one who can “dad dance”.
He danced his way into the hearts of Romanians by strutting his stuff to a village band during a tour of a musuum in the capital, Bucharest.
Charles, 68, did not need to be asked twice when a group of traditional performers invited him to join them.
He took the hand of a young woman from the Burnasul ensemble and linked up with others to form a circle for a dance known as Hora.
The twinkle-toed Prince has danced his way around the world in recent years. He impressed at the chapauringe dance in Zanzibar, Tanzania, in 2011, tried his hand at the foxtrot in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2012, a traditional sword dance in Saudi Arabia in 2014 and clog dancing in Mexico in the same year.
His moment to let his hair down came when he visited the museum in the Romanian capital, a popular tourist attraction which features replicas of rural homes and churches.
It means a very great deal to me to have built a special partnership with Romania
Charles is on a nine-day tour of Europe and arrived in Romania on Wednesday, the day Article 50 was triggered to start the formal process of the UK severing ties with the EU.
He reaffirmed his and Britain’s friendship with Romania and its people and pledged that it would endure despite Brexit.
Speaking after meeting President Klaus Iohannis in Bucharest, he said: “It means a very great deal to me to have built a special partnership with Romania.
“I know that the United Kingdom has also built a very deep and special partnership with your nation. I know that will endure, as will my own.”
Later, Charles visited Vacaresti Nature Park, a former Communist-era reservoir in the capital which has become a huge nature reserve.
He had to hold on to a Romanian security officer as he walked down the steep concrete sides of the man-made lake at the start of his guided tour to learn about the area’s wildlife.
In the undergrowth, the Prince came across a toad, which also fascinated a group of schoolchildren on a field trip.
Ranger Vlad Cioflec held up the eastern green toad for the royal visitor to see and said afterwards: “The Prince was asking me if there are any poisonous snakes in the area. I told him there are 200 hectares here and about 1,000 snakes. The water attracts the toads and snakes eat them.”
Wearing his trademark double-breasted suit, Charles was taken on a walk through the reserve, where he met more rangers and planted a white poplar tree to mark his visit.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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