Duchess of Cambridge dances with volunteers at charity event
The Duchess of Cornwall delighted guests at a charity function today when she showed off some of her moves on the dancefloor.
However, during the Valentine’s dance with three different men, she joked: “Don’t tell my husband.”
Carrying out Royal duties without Prince Charles, Camilla met volunteers and beneficiaries of the Royal Voluntary Service charity as they attended a tea party and swing dance in Bristol.
And the Duchess quickly showed she was happy to shake a leg.
Camilla – a fan of Strictly Come Dancing – proved nimble on her feet as she moved to the sound of Shake, Rattle and Roll.
After being persuaded to take to the floor, she joked: “Don’t tell my husband.”
Camilla then danced with Graeme Puckett of the Hoppin’ Mad group and two other men at the Trinity Centre tea party, as visitors clapped along to the music.
The Duchess has been president of the Royal Voluntary Service, which helps older people stay active and independent, since 2013.
It was a perfect occasion to say thank you to our army of volunteers
David McCullough, Royal Voluntary Service
Camilla also received a Valentine’s Day bouquet of scented narcissi during a visit to see some of the award winning independent stores on North Street in Southville.
Lillian Murphy, from Westbury-on-Trym, who at 91 years old is still an active volunteer, told the Duchess how the Royal Voluntary Service helped to greet her and her family when they arrived in this country during the second world war.
And Royal Voluntary Service volunteer, Ian Bickerton, 63, from Henleaze, explained to the Duchess how he keeps fit and active in older age.
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Camilla delighted guests at the charity function as she showed of her moves on the dance floor
“I do a lot of walking to help me keep fit, I’m a Walk Leader and I often take groups out walking in the countryside,” he said.
“And of course I’m a volunteer for Royal Voluntary Service. I visit a gentleman who is housebound most weeks and I occasionally accompany him on hospital visits.
“I’m also volunteer Community Researcher for Bristol Aging Better, which works to reduce isolation amongst older people. I like to keep busy.”
She joked 'Don’t tell my husband' as she enjoyed a Valentine's Day boogie
David McCullough, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service said: “We’re delighted our president, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall was able to join our tea party today.
“It was a perfect occasion to say thank you to our army of volunteers, who give their time so generously – bringing help, smiles and conversation to the lives of a growing number of older people.
Camilla was carrying out royal duties at an event for the Royal Voluntary Service
“Without the support of local communities as well as organisations like McCarthy & Stone, we wouldn’t be able to operate. The contribution they make cannot be underestimated.”
During the series of engagements in Bristol, Camilla also later toured the offices of Women’s Aid.
She further visited Rare Meat Butchers of Southville – winner of the Best Butcher in the Bristol Good Food Awards – and the Southville Deli, where she was presented with a white chocolate heart.