(WATCH) Prince Charles break-dances!


(WATCH) Prince Charles break-dances!

The Netflix series "The Crown" by recreating King Charles' "dance point" recalled an existing video from 1985 showing the new British king breakdancing. The fifth episode of the latest season of "The Crown", called "The Way Ahead", ends with a scene of then-Prince Charles breakdancing at a charity event, and while many thought it was fiction, that moment in the series is based on something that really happened.

On March 29, 1985, Charles attended a workshop organized by the charity he founded, the Prince's Trust, in a village called Middleton-on-Sea, according to a Press Association story published two days later. Charles was "persuaded to try breakdancing with three young men, and moved his legs in a slow robotic imitation, even dropping to his knees," according to the text.

What happened is described in the following excerpt from the Press Association: "After chatting to many of the youngsters, the Prince went to their disco, where the darkened room, flashing lights and noise were a problem for royal security men.

Scantily clad dummies of girls hung in cages around the room as the Prince watched the dancing." Then, blonde 20-year-old Nikki Rutland approached the Prince and said "Excuse me, sir, would you like to dance?" "Yes," replied the sombre-suited Prince, who went on to the dance floor asking, "What sort of music do you call this?" "Disco music, sir," replied Nikki, as they danced together.

Nikki's verdict afterwards: "He was quite good." Dwayne Smith, 21, from Ireland, who was giving a display of break-dancing with two other youths, persuaded an at first reluctant Prince to join them. "He said "No' he could not do it, but I said “Come on'," Dwayne said.

"He asked me to give him some dancing lessons." "He's very good. He got his foot movements right." A rather unexpected moment was captured by photographers and video cameras. The footage is available on YouTube, and many shared it on social networks after watching the fifth episode of "The Crown".

However, there is one key thing that the series didn't get right - the timeline. "The Crown" places the breakdancing moment in the '90s when it actually happened in the previous decade.

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