See Prince Charles dance around with a sword as he kicks off the Royal Middle Eastern tour

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The Prince of Wales started his official tour of the Middle East by taking part in a ceremonial sword dance with local performers.

Charles and Camilla received a fitting welcome at the Ceremonial Boulevard in Muscat, with five groups of performers showcasing dances from different regions of Oman.

The prince was given a sword and joined in with a group performing an Al Razha dance. Look at him go!

Prince Charles dancing with a sword
(Kamran Jebreili/AP)

Prince Charles dancing with a sword
(Kamran Jebreili/AP)

Prince Charles dancing with a sword
(Kamran Jebreili/AP)

A true natural.

His wife Camilla was then presented with a bouquet of flowers - which is a far less dangerous welcome.

The Duchess of Cornwall with some flowers
(John Stillwell/PA)

Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will undertake 50 engagements during their seven day visit to the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Their visit, at the request of the British Government, is to promote the UK's partnership in the region in areas including wildlife conservation and supporting women in leadership.