Charles and Camilla shake a leg on Crete as Greece tour ends

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall ended their five-day tour of France and Greece with a dance on the island of Crete.

Charles and Camilla took part in the Cretan dance, named siganos, which involves the dancers linking arms and rotating in a circle, when they visited the village of Archanes on Friday.

This came after Charles met a cheese maker who presented him with a dark cheese called graviera, and said: "This is for your son's wedding."

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The couple originally arrived at Knossos Archaeological site where Professor John Bennet, director of the British School at Athens, gave them a tour of the area.

Upon their arrival, a member of the public shouted "Hello your highness, how are you?", to which Charles replied: "Still alive."

A reporter then asked: "Are you ready for the wedding?", to which the prince said: "Are you ever ready?"

Charles, in his role as Patron of the British School at Athens, meets people taking part in a Cooking Like Minoans event at the Knossos Archaeological Site on the island of Crete (Chris Jackson/PA)
Charles, in his role as Patron of the British School at Athens, meets people taking part in a Cooking Like Minoans event at the Knossos Archaeological Site on the island of Crete (Chris Jackson/PA)

The duchess met some school children who were learning about Minoan Crete at the site and one boy presented her with a drawing.

The child, Constantine Faitakis, then gave Camilla a hug and she patted him on the head as the drawing was handed over.

The prince attended a "Cooking like Minoans" event in which he was asked to join in a cooking demonstration by adding honey to a Greek pot containing a lentil dish.

Thank you to everyone who came out to meet TRH - and for inviting them to try some special Greek delicacies! #RoyalVisitGreecepic.twitter.com/Ks5cssehWq

-- Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 11, 2018

After each stall, he was provided with items such as Greek olive oil and a traditional Greek cooking pot.

Camilla was given a tour of Lyrarakis Winery and enjoyed a wine tasting.

Camilla is given a tour of the vineyard and wine cellar during a visit to the Lyrarakis winery in Alagni (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
Camilla is given a tour of the vineyard and wine cellar during a visit to the Lyrarakis winery in Alagni (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)

She raised a glass and toasted the Greeks, saying: "I never had Greek wine before, but it is delicious. I will certainly have it again."

She met the three owners of the winery before undertaking a tour, viewing the vineyard and wine cellar.

Before the couple left for the UK, hundreds of people gave them a loud round of applause as they lined the streets of Archanes.

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