Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall didn’t forget to pack their dancing shoes when they headed out on an eight-day royal tour of West Africa! While attending a state banquet at Ghana’s Jubilee House on Monday (Nov. 5), the British royals joined President Nana Akufo-Addo and First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo to stretch their legs – and show off some moves! – on the dance floor.
Showing off his natural charm and charisma, Charles took hold of the first lady’s hands and swayed on the dance floor, while Camilla and the president did their own jive next to them. The fun-loving royal couple looked to be having the time of their lives after a busy day on the second leg of their tour. For a state banquet, the duo certainly looked the part, too, with the nearly 70-year-old prince dusting off his finest tuxedo and his wife getting dolled up in a pastel pink gown and beautiful chandelier earrings.
Charles and Camilla’s sixth day of their royal tour, which found them in Accra, was a whirlwind! Before getting even more dapper for the evening, Prince Charles visited Sandbox, a local environmental conservation initiative which turns recycled plastics into beautiful works of art – including a striking portrait of the future king. It’s no surprise that Prince William and Prince Harry’s dad enjoyed this stop – bringing awareness to environmental issues around the world has always been a passion for him. The day before, they stopped by the city of Kumasi, where they enjoyed a durbar (a public reception) and tea with the Asantehene, the monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti and ruler of the city. They received beautiful, colourful gifts during their visit.
Sadly, it was revealed on Nov. 5 that the final stop of their West African tour would have to be cancelled due to a security threat in the city of Jos, Nigeria, according to the Telegraph. On the advice of the British government, a spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said the decision was made “upon the advice from the Nigerian government and others involved in security and operational aspects of the visit.” But rest assured, Prince Charles will still make the same events happen, only in the city of Abuja instead. There, he’ll learn about their rural lives of local people and attend a service, as well as contribute to an hour-long discussion on peace-building and conflict resolution.