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GOING FOR A SPIN
It wasn't too long ago that the British royal family wouldn't have been caught goofing off in public, but the future king of England seems intent on giving his image a serious overhaul. With three cheerleaders rallying him on, the Prince of Wales tries his hand at the ancient art of spinning plates in the Channel Islands on July 17.
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SEE CHARLES RUN
Here, he and wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, duck out for some fun that same day as part of a youth rally on the Channel Islands to celebrate the queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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Talk about a breath of fresh air! The Duchess of Cornwall brings a practice doll back to life as she demonstrates resuscitation techniques during the same event.
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Socially speaking, Prince Charles is already on the top of the heap, but he proves you can't keep a good royal down as he scales a climbing wall at a secondary-school gym on the Channel Islands on July 18.
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What, no kiss? A playful fan turns the fairy-tale cliché on its head as Charles visits with school children in Gloucestershire, England, to honor the World Wildlife Fund UK in early July, where the eco-friendly prince had a rare Ecuadorian stream frog named after him – Hyloscirtus princecharlesi.
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Guess what? It's raining in Scotland. But Camilla still puts on a brave face while trying her hand at the weather report during the local news segment in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 10.
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DJ CHUCKY WALES
Play that funky music: Prince Charles turns the tables May 22 at a scratch-and-fade lesson at a youth mission in Toronto, Canada, as part of his Jubilee tour.
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Prince Charles shoots and he ... well, he's going to be king someday! The prince shows off his Air Jordan technique at a youth center in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 22, during his tour of Scandinavia.
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Ready, aim… duck! Camilla has a little fun with a fake gun on the set of the TV drama The Killing in Copenhagen as Crown Princess Mary of Denmark plays along on March 27.
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SMOOTH AS SILK
Why do we get the impression Duchess Catherine's laundry comes out less wrinkly than her father-in-law's? The royals get creative as they iron artwork onto silk for an event promoting Prince Charles's Foundation for Children and the Arts at a London gallery on March 15.
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GAME OF THRONES
Prince Charles finds a recliner truly fit for a king at the Ideal Home Show in London in mid-March.