Prince Charles dances in Saudi traditional dress

Prince Charles has donned traditional Arab dress to take part in a sword dance celebrating the warrior tradition of Saudi Arabia as he was “honored” by his hosts.  Charles joined members of the Saudi royal family taking part in an Ardah or sword dance in a stadium in the capital Riyadh. Saudi Arabia on February 2014.

The ceremony was performed to celebrate the Janadriyah Festival, an annual cultural event lasting 17 days which marks all aspects of Saudi life and is being held this week in Riyadh.

Prince Charles is making a short tour of the Middle East visiting Saudi Arabia and Qatar.