Duchess of Cornwall delights onlookers, earning herself the nickname 'dancing Duchess'

Duchess of Cornwall

The royal family usually maintain a pretty professional demeanour in public, but that doesn't mean they don't like to have fun whilst out on official engagements.

And yesterday, the Duchess of Cornwall proved that she has a brilliant sense of humour, during a visit to Jewish Care's Brenner Centre in Stepney, East London.

Camilla paid a visit to the care centre in the morning, and whilst there, she actually got involved with some group dancing!

After being pulled onto her feet by Labour peer Lord Levy, Camilla gamely joined in with a dance to music being performed by singer Beverly Stone.

The 71-year-old took the hands of another resident, before happily dancing around on the spot in a circle with a group of the other care home residents.

And it certainly looked as though she was enjoying herself, as she smiled away to the flashing cameras - what a brilliant sport!

Later on in the day though Camilla turned her attention towards more serious matters, as she visited the Malmesbury Residents’ Association in Tower Hamlets, who are working in association with the charity Clean Up UK, to rid the streets of Britain of litter.

Whilst there, she spoke about the "terrible" little issue in the UK, suggesting that business owners should take more responsibility for their products being strewn around the streets.

According to the Daily Mail, she said, "The places I drive about around the country, especially on motorways and major roads, when the grass has been cut, you see it completely covered with this terrible litter.

"We know we have to do something about it. Somehow we’ve got to get to the top owners to find some way of fining their customers if they don’t put their cups and things into the bin."

Camilla went on to discuss how she often notices litter in her home county of Wiltshire.

The royal confessed, "I notice, certainly in Wiltshire, around a lot of the big stores and a lot of the McDonald’s, dare I say it, it’s absolutely knee-high in litter. It’s shaming, really."

Duchess Camilla was also given a gift for Prince William and Prince Harry whilst on her visit - a pair of litter-pickers. It comes after the Duke of Cambridge admitted late last year that he and his brother were often sent out on litter-picking missions by their dad, whilst on holiday.

She revealed that she'd make sure the pair got the sweet presents, saying, "I will deliver these personally.

"I will say they are real pros at the job. They have been taught by their father, as you know he is a passionate litter picker."

Amy Hunt

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