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Rare Footage Of A Well-Dressed Prince Charles Skateboarding In The 1970s

Jun 8, 2015 By Archit Tripathi
You really wouldn't think it to look at him, but Prince Charles is actually a pretty hip dude. In this footage from the late 1970s, Prince Charles visits a skateboard park in Kentish Town (an inner-city borough of London). Even though he's dressed in an immaculate, double-breasted suit and dress shoes, he still gets on a skateboard and has a go.

What's surprising is that a majority of adults would probably have fallen flat right away, the Prince of Wales (as he's officially known) holds his own. In case you're not impressed, note that skateboards back then didn't have the greatest grip tape on them (if any) and dress shoes are utterly useless at offering any traction at all.
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