Prince Charles puts his best foot forward during Irish folk dance lesson

PRINCE Charles became Lord of the Dance yesterday as he and Camilla joined expert performers in a lively Irish jig.

The future king, 73, and his wife, 74, held hands with the experts as they were tutored in traditional dance steps.

The future king, 73, held hands with an expert as he was tutored in traditional dance steps

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The future king, 73, held hands with an expert as he was tutored in traditional dance stepsCredit: Arthur Edwards / The Sun Charles was joined by his wife Camilla (left)

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Charles was joined by his wife Camilla (left)Credit: Arthur Edwards / The Sun

Camilla laughed and struggled to keep up but the Prince of Wales was hailed a “total natural” by his teachers.

The spectators applauded as the music stopped — and the couple were invited to return for “more practice”.

Charles, who had earlier tried his hand on an Irish hand drum — a bodhran — joked that he needed “vigorous fitness training and a great deal more Guinness” to become proficient.

The couple were guests at the Brú Ború Cultural Centre in Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland.

It was the place where tragic teacher Ashling Murphy, 23, played concertina.

She was murdered while out jogging in January and Charles and Camilla met her parents Kathleen and Raymond privately to offer condolences.

The Prince of Wales then paid tribute to Ashling who, he said, had been “taken from us far too soon”.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder and awaits trial.

Charles also tried his hand on an Irish hand drum

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Charles also tried his hand on an Irish hand drumCredit: PA

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