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Prince Harry tries sword dancing in Oman

Prince Harry was filmed sword fighting whilst visiting the Nizwa Fort in Oman.
Nizwa Fort, Oman. Image by Francisco Anzola / CC BY 2.0

Britain’s Prince Harry has been filmed sparring with a 60–year-old Omani swordsman while visiting the Nizwa Fort in Oman. Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and about 140km from Muscat. The prince was welcomed to the city with a ceremonial dance called a razha and presented with flowers, which had been prepared by children who were expecting Harry to bring a princess with him. He is on a three-day visit to Oman, and has also taken part in a traditional sword dance and taken a tour of Muscat. Read more at bbc.co.uk and see the video at theguardian.com