Dancing With the Stars, take note!
Prince William stepped up to a dance challenge, trying out a new move during a visit to a youth center in London on Wednesday.
“I can never get the shoulder shiver right!” William said as he pleaded for some help with one of the moves perfected by the dance troupe, Scariofunk Dance Collective.
The relaxed royal proved he wasn’t afraid to look a little silly during the impromptu performance.
“There is no pressure, because I will look ridiculous,” he joked.
Candice Blake, 15, gave him a “generous” five out of 10 for his performance, telling reporters, “But 10 out of 10 for effort. He was up for it.”
William paid a visit to one of London’s largest youth centers, Caius House in Battersea, on his first public outing since returning from Balmoral, Scotland, where he had been vacationing with Princess Kate and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
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While he may have been happy to dance, William side-stepped a suggestion to have a boxing match with a 12-year-old boy. “I’ve left my gloves at home,” William told Dante Morgan.
Moving around the center, the prince made a light-hearted threat to grow a beard to rival his brother Prince Harry after seeing the impressive facial hair of studio engineer Kevin Brown. “I quite like his goatee,” he said. “I might try and grow myself a beard.”
And as he took part in a cupcake-decorating session, he compared his skills to contestants on the Great British Bake Off show – “[host] Mary Berry, eat your heart out!”
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“I’ve watched Bake Off a few times,” he told volunteer Patricia Nunoo, 17.
William bestowed the center’s chairman, Patrick Burgess, with an OBE honor at Windsor Castle last December.