Charles and Camilla shake a leg on Crete as Greece tour ends
Charles also met a cheese maker who presented him with a gift for Prince Harry’s wedding.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall ended their five-day tour of France and Greece with a dance on the island of Crete.
Charles and Camilla took part in the Cretan dance, named siganos, which involves the dancers linking arms and rotating in a circle, when they visited the village of Archanes on Friday.
This came after Charles met a cheese maker who presented him with a dark cheese called graviera, and said: “This is for your son’s wedding.”
The couple originally arrived at Knossos Archaeological site where Professor John Bennet, director of the British School at Athens, gave them a tour of the area.
Upon their arrival, a member of the public shouted “Hello your highness, how are you?”, to which Charles replied: “Still alive.”
A reporter then asked: “Are you ready for the wedding?”, to which the prince said: “Are you ever ready?”
The duchess met some school children who were learning about Minoan Crete at the site and one boy presented her with a drawing.
The child, Constantine Faitakis, then gave Camilla a hug and she patted him on the head as the drawing was handed over.
The prince attended a “Cooking like Minoans” event in which he was asked to join in a cooking demonstration by adding honey to a Greek pot containing a lentil dish.
After each stall, he was provided with items such as Greek olive oil and a traditional Greek cooking pot.
Camilla was given a tour of Lyrarakis Winery and enjoyed a wine tasting.
She raised a glass and toasted the Greeks, saying: “I never had Greek wine before, but it is delicious. I will certainly have it again.”
She met the three owners of the winery before undertaking a tour, viewing the vineyard and wine cellar.
Before the couple left for the UK, hundreds of people gave them a loud round of applause as they lined the streets of Archanes.