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‘Sausage fingers’ Charles is shamed at cricket – but a dab hand at weaving

The Prince of Wales at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Picture: Getty

The Prince of Wales at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Picture: Getty

THE Prince of Wales joined youngsters practising their cricketing skills in Australia
yesterday – and was shown up by a ten-year-old.

Prince Charles was at the Melborne Cricket Ground to learn about the Harmony in Cricket programme, which brings together different communities through sport.

One boy, Chien Mayoum, ten, impressed the prince by hitting a single plastic stump with a ball time after time.

When Charles had a go he missed by metres, and joked: “I’ve broken my arm in two
places, so I can’t do it.”

The prince also tried his hand at tapestry weaving – and proved to be a natural. He worked on a large textile piece during a visit to the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

Despite being famed for his “sausage fingers”, the heir to the throne, under the direction of senior weaver Sue Batten, added a few threads to the tapestry.

Charles and wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, also watched the running of the Melbourne Cup.

 
 
 

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