Dancing King

02.19.14

Prince Charles In Saudi Sword Dance

Charles performs traditional sword dance on Saudi tour

Poor Prince Charles always gets made to dance whenever he goes anywhere, and his tour of Saudi Arabia is proving no exception.

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Wearing a traditional Saudi full-length outfit known as a thobe, Charles played his part in an ardah - or sword dance - at a stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Charles wore a chequered headdress and ceremonial dagger during the dance which featured hundreds of Saudi Arabian men and boys in formation holding swords,  part of the annual 17-day Janadriyah Festival.