Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has some mad dance moves, and she showed them off at an appearance on Wednesday.
During her visit to Jewish Care’s Brenner Centre in East London, the 71-year-old Duchess showed off some dance skills that prove she is ready for a Jewish celebration.
Celebrating the organisations 80thanniversary, musician Beverley Stone performed the classic Israeli folk song “Hava Nagila.” The English translation means, “let’s rejoice,” which is undoubtedly what happened after Camilla danced with members of the Jewish community.
"Meeting all of you wonderful, inspirational people has been a real treat. It's just so important in this day and age to have places like this."
The Duchess of Cornwall thanks the members of Stepney Jewish Community Centre for a warm welcome following today's Royal visit. pic.twitter.com/KvG1YgthAq
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) January 23, 2019
Abraham David who danced with the Duchess said, “It was a lovely, wonderful experience, I think I’m dreaming.” He then went on to add, “She put her hand out to mine and wanted to dance – I couldn’t believe it. I won’t sleep tonight; I’m so excited.”
The Brenner Centre provides a place for the area’s elderly residents to meet with friends, enjoy activities and to dine on kosher food. Therapeutic exercises are also available for anyone that may need special care or is experiencing isolation. Which for some, this is the only time during the week in which they may leave their homes.
Camilla had a chance to speak with Lillian Lebby, 92, who has been supported by the centre for many years. The centre has become a vital support for Jewish seniors in the U.K. as anti-Semitic incidents have hit an all-time high as of 2018.
Members of the Royal Family have visited the centre on several occasions. It was first opened by Queen Mary in 1938, and other notable visits include Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Before leaving, Camilla unveiled a plaque to mark her visit and told guests, “I sometimes go to places which are a bit sad, but this place is one of the most uplifting centres I’ve ever been to. Meeting all you wonderful, inspirational people has been a real treat.”