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Prince Charles’ wife Camilla let loose despite the scorching heat as she was treated to a mini-carnival display of music and dance at The Tabernacle. The couple were in west London this afternoon to celebrate the return of next month’s carnival, the biggest street event in Europe, after it was cancelled for two years due to Covid. 

Camilla, who celebrates her 75th birthday on Sunday, looked stylish in a green and white floral dress. 

She kept cool in the crowds by using a hand held fan as she danced along to the beat. 

Charles, who looked smart in a grey suit, was spotted getting stuck in to the festivities as he tried his hand at playing the steel drums enthusiastically.


To mark the 20th anniversary of the Carnival, Charles said it contributed to the UK striving towards “the establishment of an harmonious multi- cultural society”. 

He wrote in the souvenir brochure: “The carnival is, I believe, a tremendous expression of the cultural variety which means so much as we continue to strive towards the establishment of an harmonious multi- cultural society.”

The streets of west London come alive every August bank holiday weekend with a huge Caribbean party at Europe’s biggest street festival. 

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It prompted an outburst of laughter from her guests but is sure to leave some activists unhappy.

Clarence House said it was up to others to interpret her remark.

But aides suggested it was in keeping with the ‘irreverent’ spirit of the lunch, hosted by her friend presenter and author, Gyles Brandreth.