Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales tried his hand at performing a traditional Omani sword dance with local Omanis as he visited Nizwa Fort with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall on March 18, 2013.
Brandishing the rather fierce-looking sword in his right hand and an unusual pointed metal shield in the left, dressed in his beige linen suit, Charles performed to the accompaniment of local musicians, which elicited smiles and a little laughter from Camilla and others that watched his antics…
The impromptu performance from Charles took place after watching some local performers doing their Omani Sword Dance, who were equipped with some very ornate L-shaped daggers.
Arriving via horse-drawn carriage, Charles and Camilla were also treated to a cavalry event where they were treated to the beauty of a rare pink horse with a blonde mane and tail, a stallion named “Khadi.”
Other points of interest on their itinerary were the Royal Hospital in Muscat, a specialist diabetes hospital where Camilla visited the children’s ward.
Taking in local sights and scenery, Charles and Camilla also sampled local coffee, sipped in little golden cups and washed their hands with water that was dispensed from ornate silver vessels carried by children who welcomed the royal couple.
Camilla, looking very summery today in her French vanilla colored linen tunic, loose white pants and a long white sash, got to shop for local handicrafts such as straw baskets, accompanied by Amanda McManus, her lady in waiting.
The royal couple are on the eighth day of a tour of the Middle East that takes in Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
What an interesting pale pink horse and I’m not referring to Prince Charles! Enjoy the slideshow of Charles and Camilla in Oman.