Royal Tours: they just keep coming. Hot on the heels of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s visit to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji, Prince Charles and Camilla Bowles headed off to their own tour of The Gambia, Ghana, and Nigeria. And in the midst of all the election drama that’s embroiling the U.S., there’s no more welcome distraction than an Instagram post from Clarence House, the official social media of this particular royal couple. In the short video clip, Charles and Camilla can be seen dancing with the Nigerian president and first lady.
It all went down at an official State Dinner, which could explain why the environs look like a wedding you went to over the summer. And while your ceremony may have had plenty of pomp and circumstance, it probably didn’t have the high-watt royal power of this particular event.
“Last night at the State Dinner in Ghana Their Royal Highnesses took to the dance floor for a dance with The President and The First Lady,” the caption reads.
Charles and Camilla won’t be making an appearance on Dancing with the Stars with these particular moves, but the clip is the perfect way to forget about all the turmoil happening at the polls. After all, the royals are technically neutral when it comes to politics.
The trip marks Charles’ first visit to The Gambia, though he has made trips to the other countries in the past. Town & Country reports that he and Camilla had a packed schedule. They met with heads of state and paid visits to a hospital in The Gambia performing malaria research and an arts festival in Lagos, Nigeria.
“As my wife and I prepare to embark on our upcoming tour of The Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria, I did just want to take this opportunity to send you all our special greetings and to say just how much we are looking forward to meeting so many of you,” Charles said in a video released before the couple’s trip, T&C notes. “This will be the first visit to The Gambia for us both although we have heard so many wonderful things about the beauty of its natural environment and the resilience of its people.”