Duchess of Cornwall joins dance class with Royal Voluntary Service

Duchess on the dancefloor! Camilla looks elegant in a grey suit as she practices her moves on a community centre visit with the Royal Voluntary Service

  • Camilla, 72, donned chic blue tweed suit on visit to Banbury’s Cornhill Centre 
  • She greeted Catherine Johnstone, the CEO of the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)
  • The Duchess of Cornwall, president of the charity, wore an elegant scarf
  • She took part in International dance class and greeted the centre’s volunteers 

The Duchess of Cornwall took to the dancefloor this afternoon to show off her skills, during a visit to the Royal Voluntary Service.

Camilla, 72, donned a chic blue tweed suit with an elegant scarf worn as she joined in a dance lesson at the Cornhill Centre in Banbury, and was seen beaming as she practiced her moves alongside locals. 

The Duchess, who was greeted Catherine Johnstone, the CEO of the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), was visiting in her capacity as royal patron of the RVS.

She looked elegant for the outing, teaming her skirt suit with a pair of her favourite suede knee high boots.  

Camilla then showed off her royal moves as she took part in an International dance class – led by teachers Avis Gallager and Joan Sprittlehouse

Camilla, 72, donned a chic blue tweed suit with an elegant scarf worn around her neck as she arrived in Banbury today

She was in high spirits as she greeted Catherine Johnstone, the CEO of the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)

Camilla added a pair of pearl earrings and carried her belongings in a black handbag during the visit

She went on to meet the centre’s staff and volunteer groups, including their youngest volunteers; Amelia, seven, and Bobby, five

She went on to meet the centre’s staff and volunteer groups, including their youngest volunteers; Amelia, seven, and Bobby, five. 

Camilla then showed off her royal moves as she took part in an International dance class – led by teachers Avis Gallager and Joan Sprittlehouse – alongside those who regularly meet up at the centre for its various activities. 

RVS works to provide help and support for volunteers in hospitals and small community-driven organisations across the UK.

Camilla danced alongside those who regularly meet up at the day centre for its various activities including games and quizzes


RVS works to provide help and support for volunteers in hospitals and small community-driven organisations across the UK

The Duchess, who is RVS’ president, beamed as she arrived at the Cornhill Centre in a pair of knee-high black suede boots

She was greeted at the centre with bouquets of flowers as people lined the streets outside ahead of her arrival

The Cornhill Centre is one of the charity’s community hubs; offering a café and day centre which features games and quizzes

As she left Camilla passed the adjacent garden which will soon evolve into the ‘Banbury as an Age Friendly Town’ (BAFT) Project Garden. She was then gifted an Age Friendly brooch

Camilla chatted to volunteers about the work they did with the centre, and how it benefited those who would otherwise struggle to socialise

The Duchess got fully involved in the centre’s activities as she danced alongside both volunteers and regular attendees

She grinned as she joined a circle and moved along to the music in the centre’s main hall during the visit

And the Cornhill Centre is one of the charity’s community hubs; offering a café and day centre which features games and quizzes.

Camilla added a pair of pearl earrings and carried her belongings in a black handbag during the visit. 

She was greeted at the centre with bouquets of flowers as people lined the streets outside ahead of her arrival.

The group were all smiles as they posed alongside the Duchess during her short visit to the community centre


Tea and coffee was served at the centre, allowing some participants to take a seat while others enjoyed the dance class

More than two dozen staff and volunteers gathered for a photograph with Camilla during her morning with them 

Camilla greeted staff at the Royal Voluntary Service at the Cornhill Centre during her visit to Banbury

The group danced the morning away as they displayed their best moved during the royal visit

And she later chatted to volunteers about the work they did with the centre, and how it benefited those who would otherwise struggle to socialise. 

As she left Camilla passed the adjacent garden which will soon evolve into the ‘Banbury as an Age Friendly Town’ (BAFT) Project Garden. She was then gifted an Age Friendly brooch. 

The Duchess’ last visit to the charity was in early December when she joined a First Time for Everything fan making class at the Fan Museum in Greenwich.

RVS is one of the UK’s largest hospital retailers with 230 volunteer-run shops, cafés and trolley services providing tea and company to patients, hospital staff and visitors.    

The dancers walked in a circle and clapped their hands to each side during a morning of high-spirited entertainment

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