Rare video of King Charles breakdancing goes viral as he drops to his knees in hilarious resurfaced clip

King Charles III has a go at breakdancing in resurfaced clip of the new monarch.

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King Charles II has been seen having a go at breakdancing in this hilarious resurfaced clip, as he drops to his knees.

King Charles III once had a go at breakdancing during an official engagement and fans have reacted to the hilarious resurfaced clip.

As the countdown to King Charles III's coronation starts, the 73-year-old monarch has brought a smile to the nation and a new generation, with his iconic breakdancing dance moves that have resurfaced in an old video.

As founder of the Princes' Trust, King Charles - who was just 37 at the time of the clip and went by the title Prince Charles - paid a visit to Middleton-on-Sea in West Sussex, where he joined a Youth Meets Industry course alongside 300 people looking for work.

The course was funded and organised by the Prince’s Trust, which was launched by Charles in 1976 to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track. And during his visit, he was invited to have a go at the popular dancing craze - to which he surprisingly obliged. 

After being helped up on to the stage, tracksuit-wearing breakdancers show the Prince how to move, with a basic '2-step Toprock', before breaking into some fancy footwork and body popping. 

And Charles didn't disappoint - he gave the moves his best shot, waving his arms and legs to the beat, in an attempt at the fluid-like motion before dropping to his knees whilst wearing his dinner suit.

One fan commented, "Omg this is amazing." Another fan put, "He tried" and a third fan added, "Dad Dancing at it's finest 😂😂"

And the resurfaced clip has gone viral on TikTok. You can watch the clip below...


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But while future monarch at the time, let his hair down, some fans have mocked his dance moves.

One fan put, "Oh no!!😳 Please stop him NOW!😂😂😂😁🥰 Love Prince Charles!😁🥰"

And another unimpressed fan added, "He tried. Reminded me of Mr bean 😂"

It looks like 'dad dancing' runs in the family as last week it was reported that Lilibet had a hilarious reaction to her dad Prince Harry's dancing.

And Prince Charles previously revealed the song that gives him the 'irresistible' urge to dance.

But Charles isn't the only royal who loves to dance, son Prince William sent fans wild when he was seen 'vibing' at a gig to the hit Maneater.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)