Prince Charles was the surprise guest at a tea dance. At the event with around 250 participants, he did not miss a little dance.

Before he celebrates her jubilee with his mother Queen Elizabeth II (96) in the next few days, Prince Charles (73) acted as a surprise guest at a special event last Tuesday. A tea dance for more than 250 guests was held in the Orchard Room of his private residence, Highgrove House in Gloucestershire. Together with TV star Jools Holland (64) and soul singer Ruby Turner (63), the 73-year-old surprised those present at the event organized by the Prince’s Foundation.

Tango dance to applause

Sandwiches, scones and Prosecco were served to live music at the event, which the Evening Standard says was set up for older people to combat loneliness and isolation. After his surprise arrival, Prince Charles first chatted with guest of honor Elizabeth Powell from Highnam, who was celebrating her 100th birthday on May 6 and was surprised by the royal with flowers and a birthday card. After greeting most of the guests, Charles joined dancer Bridget Tibbs and took the dance floor to applause. Together they danced a tango to “Just Softly As A Morning Sunrise”.

There are still important dates for Prince Charles this week. The Queen’s 70th Jubilee celebrations kick off tomorrow, Thursday, with the Trooping the Color military parade. Numerous parades, parties, street festivals, parades and other events are taking place in Great Britain from 2nd to 5th June in her honour.