The Prince of Wales has revealed that when it comes to domestic chores he has the skills to handle a vacuum cleaner - and he is not afraid to use them.
When Charles got to grips with a Dyson machine during a visit to the company's Singapore Technology Centre, he was faced not with a dusty floor but the world's media.
Laughing, the heir to the throne tried out the cordless Dyson V8 Absolute when he was shown a range of products developed by the company, started by British designer Sir James Dyson.
He vigorously vacuumed the floor around the feet of a group of photographers then jokingly held up the vacuum's head and threatened to give one a personal clean.
Chuckling, the heir to the throne said: "You've got dirty trousers."
Scott Maguire, Dyson's global engineering director, who handed the cleaner to Charles to try out, said afterwards: "I think it was great, he was up for using it and wanted to get hands on.
"He was also pretty keen on the technology inside it.
"It was a great visit, he was pretty focused not only on all the technology Dyson is developing and innovating, from batteries to robotics, but spent a lot of time with our staff, wanting to know where they were from and what types of engineers we have."