The Prince of Wales met young starts earlier today as he toured the Royal Ballet School to help mark his 70th birthday year.
Charles attended a world premier at The Royal Opera House in London which was presented in honour of his birthday.
The production, called The Cunning Little Vixen, was created by Liam Scarlett for The Royal Ballet School.
Charles was greeted by the school’s chairman, the Duchess of Wellington, and Alex Beard, the chief executive of the Royal Opera House before being presented a programme by one of the school’s dancers, Krista, who was dressed in a traditional red tutu.
Following the performance he met cast and crew members of the show. who seemed both delighted and excited to meet the royal.
The Prince of Wales (left) is greeted by Krista (right) , a 12-year-old dancer at the Royal Ballet School, watched by the Duchess of Wellington (centre)
Krista waited patiently to meet Prince Charles (left) and curtsied (right) when being introduced
Staff and Krista were all smiles at the Opera House as they met Prince Charles
The Prince of Wales meets cast members as he attends the world premiere of the ballet, The Cunning Little Vixen
The performers, from the Royal Ballet’s dancer training schools, White Lodge and Upper School, took on the roles of lively woodland creatures.
The double bill also included a production of Frederick Ashton’s ‘The Two Pigeons’, which featured two live birds flying across the stage.
Liam Scarlett is the current Artist in Residence at the school, having joined The Royal Ballet in 2006 and eventually retiring from dancing in 2012 to focus on choreography.
Charles has been the President of the Royal Ballet since 2003 and Patron of the Royal Opera House since 2009.
After the performance Charles was pictured being introduced to the stars of the show on stage who were still dressed in various costumes following the performance.
The cast and crew members seemed excited to have performed for the Prince of Wales
A firm handshake: cast members smiled and looked delighted to be meeting Prince Charles (left and right)
Cast members dressed as animals and toy soldiers (pictured above) looked delighted to meet the Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales (right) shakes hands with choreographer Liam Scarlett (centre in black suit) as cast members watch
Earlier today Prince Charles and Camilla were in Liverpool for a day of engagements.
Charles and Camilla arrived in the county just over a month after and Meghan conducted a string of engagements in Birkenhead.
The couple were totally coordinated both opting for an apt royal blue as they arrived in Liverpool on Tuesday morning. Camilla looked typically elegant in a blue wool coat with an embroidered cuff as she and her husband met with Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins during a day celebrating the culture, history and people of the city.
She could be seen carrying a small navy handbag by Aspinal of London and opted for a pair of knee high black boots, a look that Kate would surely approve of.
Meanwhile Charles, 70, also chose a blue colourway for his engagement today in the form of a pin stripe indigo suit.
Dozens of students lined crash barriers to catch a glimpse of the royal couple as they began a day of marking the city’s culture, history and people by celebrating the university’s Institute of Irish Studies.
Charles and Camilla have arrived in Liverpool in coordinating blue ensembles for a day of engagements
Camilla, 71, stood in front of Paul Curtis’ Liver Birds mural in the city’s Baltic Triangle while photographers snapped away on Tuesday
A cheerful Charles also dressed in blue, gave a wave to crowds as he arrived for a day of engagements