The Royal Family Celebrates Beginning of Rosh Hashanah with Clip of King Charles Dancing (and Fans Are Loving His Moves)

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King Charles.
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This weekend was Rosh Hashanah (AKA the Jewish New Year), which begins on the first day of the month of Tishrei on the Hebrew calendar. Starting at sunset on Friday, September 15, and ending at sunset on Sunday, September 17, the holiday marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, and the royal family celebrated the special occasion with a new post on Instagram (featuring some rare dancing from King Charles III, 74).

The caption began: “Shana Tovah!” (which loosely translates to “Good year!”), while the rest of it read: “Warm wishes to everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah this weekend.”

With this post, the royal family included a clip of King Charles dancing with members of the local Jewish community at the JW3 London in December 2022. (FYI: The JW3 London is a Jewish arts, culture and community center.)

In the video, the monarch is seen happily dancing while holding the hands of a couple. At one point, King Charles even spins the man whose hand he's holding.

King Charles.
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Royal followers loved the rare clip of the king showing off his moves. One user wrote, “I could not love this more! The cutest thing ever!” Another follower commented, “I love how jolly the King is when out socially. He's a natural with people and seems to enjoy interacting with them.”

This video was filmed when King Charles visited the community center on December 16 at a pre-Chanukah reception hosted for Holocaust survivors.

A post was made after the king’s visit to the JW3 last year, and it said: “His Majesty learnt about the centre’s work by hearing from young people taking part in the programmes offered by JW3, as well as meeting volunteers who dedicate their time to delivering the centre’s activities, including the food bank - which delivers around 200 bags of essentials a week and over 2,200 meals for local residents in need.”

Keep on dancing, Charles.

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