Charles says William and Harry inherited his dance moves

Prince Charles pictured dancing at the Rio Carnival.
Prince Charles pictured dancing at the Rio Carnival. Photo: ITV News

The Prince of Wales has revealed his sons William and Harry have inherited an essential quality from him - his prowess on the dance floor.

Prince Charles said in an interview with Australian Women's Weekly that the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are "very good dancers" and joked they had his sense of rhythm.

Asked if he still felt the beat, the recent grandfather replied: "Perhaps, it's slightly less becoming once you get to my age.

"I think given half a chance though, the old one-two and the two-step can come in handy. I'm glad to say that both my sons have inherited it, I think."

Asked if he was passing his wisdom on to William and Harry, Charles suggested his sons had learnt from him - but wanted to keep it a secret.

Charles said: "Well, I don't know. I hope so. How do you know? You can try, but no, I've always believed I just do what I do and I hope that they might notice something.

"I mean, funnily enough, I don't see what they're up to when I'm not there, but sometimes I hear back from others that they're surprisingly similar in some ways [to me]. So maybe some things rub off ... which they wouldn't want me to know."

Here are some classic dance moments from Prince Charles over the years:

  • Prince Charles dancing at the Rio Carnival
  • The Prince of Wales tries his hand at breakdancing
  • Prince Charles gets down in the Caribbean
  • Charles and Camilla take to the dance floor in New Zealand

But it is not just their father they could have inherited their love of dance from - Diana, Princess of Wales, was known for her fancy footwork on the dance floor.

She famously danced with John Travolta at the White House in 1985.

Diana danced with John Travolta at the White House in 1985.
Diana danced with John Travolta at the White House in 1985. Credit: Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment