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Comment 23 MARCH 2012

Fresh Prince shows he's the king of hoops as he holds court

23 MARCH 2012

For a job like this, Prince Charles really should have been wearing a pair of Nike 'Heirs'.

But his smart shoes and navy suit didn't hold the future King back as he shot some hoops in Sweden.

Taking aim, he leapt into the air for a slam dunk while the Duchess of Cornwall looked on at a youth centre in Stockholm.

The pair were visiting the establishment during their tour of Norway, Sweden and Denmark to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

 

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Accompanied by Sweden's Queen Silvia, the couple were also shown a skateboarding demonstration. But Charles declined an invite to give that a go, leaving it to the youngsters.

On the first day of the trip the Prince of Wales was equally delighted when he and his wife were taken to a hangar at Arlanda airport to inspect a military aircraft.

The heir was invited to sit in the cockpit of a Gripen jet, which was build with the aid of a Scottish firm.

Getting into the seat proved a tight squeeze, but the royal was all smiles after he manoeuvred himself into place.

He chatted to the pilot and tried out the controls as Sweden's Prince Carl Phillip looked on.

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