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Prince Charles and Camilla

“Behave yourself” jokes knife-wielding Camilla during Australia tour

“Behave yourself”- the warning the Duchess of Cornwall jokingly said while brandishing the eight-inch blade at The Prince of Wales.

The good-natured threat came as the couple viewed a selection of hand-forged kitchen knives by cutler Barry Gardner, at the Seppeltsfield Winery near Tanunda.

Charles played along with a look of mock horror, but the moment was broken by laughter from his entourage and the vineyard’s senior staff.

This was just one of the first stops on their Australian visit where they toured the property and Camilla willingly admitted she loves a tipple saying:

“I am a red wine drinker. My father was in the wine trade.”

They then went to Seppeltsfield’s barrel room to sample tawny port put under oak in their birth years, 1947 for Camilla and 1948 for Charles.

It was decided by the two that Charles’ port was “strong and bold” and Camilla’s was “refined and elegant”.

The Australian tour kicked off in Tanunda where Prince Charles was reunited with a past dance partner. Clare Morrow, a Balmoral maid who he led to the dance floor during a Scottish ball.

Morrow held up a sign reading “Charles! Thanks for the dance! Ghillies Ball”. While working at Balmoral, Morrow had the job of cleaning Charles’ suite which according to tradition earns her a dance with the prince.

She has since returned to her homeland of Australia, speaking of her reunion with the Prince she said: “Camilla thought it was such a funny thing, Prince Charles said ‘that was such a long time ago, I don’t remember’.

“I hope he doesn’t think I was stalking him.”


When Morrow was asked to describe Charles’ dancing skill she responded: “I don’t know I was so nervous at the time – I was just a big wobbly bowl of jelly.

“He was always so polite and lovely, no one could say a bad word about him.”