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Prince Charles sports a typical Colombian hat known as a "sombrero vueltiao," as he tours an organic fair in Bogota (AP)

Prince Charles sports a typical Colombian hat known as a "sombrero vueltiao," as he tours an organic fair in Bogota (AP)

The Prince of Wales, Vice Royal Patron attends a celebration marking the 75th Anniversary of the British Council in Colombia.

The Prince of Wales, Vice Royal Patron attends a celebration marking the 75th Anniversary of the British Council in Colombia.

Prince Charles sports a typical Colombian hat known as a "sombrero vueltiao," as he tours an organic fair in Bogota (AP)

A Colombian ballet star who has been enthralling British audiences has given a private performance for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles and Camilla, who are both fans of the artform, were left enthralled by the dancing of Fernando Montano, who recently became a soloist with the Royal Ballet.

He gave a performance of the Dying Swan from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake before the couple sat down to a state dinner in Bogota as the guests of Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria.

Mr Montano revealed to the royal couple that he has just gained British citizenship.

Camilla summed up the experience of watching the dancer perform by saying "What a privilege that was".

The prince and the duchess then took their places at the top table in the dining room at the presidential palace with Charles chatting to the First Lady and Camilla to the president.

Later today Charles will travel to one of Colombia's natural wonders the Cano Cristales river, known as the liquid rainbow.

During certain months of the year it appears to turn vibrant shades of red, blue, yellow, orange and green due to aquatic plants growing in the waters which display the colours.

Camilla will remain in Bogota where she will carry out a number of engagements including visiting a military academy where she will see children and jockeys training ponies.

The Duchess, who is a keen equestrian fan, will also visit the institution's veterinary clinic.