Behind the scenes at the Buckingham Palace tea dance

23 Dec 2017

Enjoy a peek behind the scenes at the Buckingham Palace tea dance, hosted by Charity President, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, to celebrate the good that dance can do for bone health and the benefits of staying active in old age.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Craig Revel Horwood

National Osteoporosis Society President, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, and National Osteoporosis Society Ambassador Craig Revel Horwood, arrive at the special tea dance at Buckingham Palace, held to celebrate the good that dance can do for bone health and the benefits of staying active in old age.

 

 Shirley Ballas, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Craig Revel Horwood

Strictly Come Dancing head judge, Shirley Ballas, greets HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Craig Revel Horwood.

 

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Craig Revel Horwood talk to community group members

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Craig Revel Horwood discuss the benefits of active ageing with community group members.

 

Tess Daley

Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly also attended the tea dance.

 

Pasha Kovalev dances with community group member

A community group member enjoys a dance with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Pasha Kovalev.

 

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall 

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall speaks to one of the community group members invited to the dance alongside Charity members.

 

Strictly stars take to the floor

Strictly stars take to the floor

Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers take to the floor, putting on a fantastic display - as ever.

  

New Strictly Come Dancing head judge, Shirley Ballas, dances with the professional dancer Anton Du Beke

New Strictly Come Dancing head judge, Shirley Ballas, dances with the professional dancer and notorious 'cheeky chappy' Anton Du Beke.

 

The cast of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. 

Some of the cast of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special 2017 pose for a group photograph.

From left - Celebrities Judy Murray, Katie Derham and Colin Jackson, professional dancers Neil Jones, Amy Dowden, Brendan Cole, Janette Manrara, presenter Tess Daly, judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, professional dancers Chloe Hewitt, Pasha Kovalev, Dianne Buswell, Karen Clifton, Anton Du Beke, Oti Mabuse, and celebrities Kimberley Walsh and Robbie Savage.

 

Make sure to tune in to BBC One at 6.30pm on Christmas Day to watch the special festive episode.

All photos courtesy of PA.

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