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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall try their hand at Greek dancing as they tour stalls showcasing Cretan produce
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall try their hand at Greek dancing as they tour stalls showcasing Cretan produce

By Josh Payne

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, called siganos, which involves the dancers linking arms and rotating in a circle, when they visited the village of Archanes yesterday.

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.

Upon their arrival, a member of the public shouted: "Hello your highness, how are you?" To which Charles replied: "Still alive."

Before the couple left for the UK, hundreds of people gave them a loud round of applause.

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