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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Show off Their Bartendering Skills by Making Mojitos in Cuba

Pedro Marrero
Mar 30, 2019
03:59 A.M.

The heir to the throne cannot beat his sons when it comes to popularity and charm, but he does his best to show his most candid side on his official appointments. This time he learned how to make an iconic cocktail.

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On the third and last day of Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla’s Royal Visit to Cuba, the couple visited local food entrepreneurs to learn more about the thriving business sector and have a taste of Cuban iconic food and drink.

Although it was an official appointment, the 70-year-old and his wife didn’t shy away from having a good time while visiting the “Habanera” restaurant in the communist country’s capital, where they were taught how to make mojitos.

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Accompanied by the president of the Cuban Culinary Association, Eddy Fernandez, the royals were shown the process to make the world-famous cocktail starting with the traditional way to grind sugar cane to sweeten the drink.

After giving a try to a small hand mill himself, Charles set up to the task of making his first mojito, which is made with sugar, rum, lime juice, soda water, and mint.

The warm relation the British Government is building with Cuba is contrary to the US President Donald Trump’s position regarding the Communist regime of the island, which he seeks to isolate as a form of political and economic pressure.

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“It hits the spot,” 71-year-old Camilla said of the cocktail after having a sip.

The mojito tour and following barbecue were the last of several food-and-drink-related moments on the visit. Charles and Camilla tried many signature plates from the island, like “moros y cristianos,” consisting of rice and black beans.

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“They were exposed to the multicultural character and evolution of our cuisine. That fills me with joy.”

-Cuban restaurateur Ariel Causa, US Weekly, March 28, 2019.

After a final busy day in Cuba, the royals left for the Cayman Islands for a brief visit before heading back to England.

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Charles and Camilla visit to Cuba marks the first time British Royals pay an official visit to the country that Fidel Castro ruled for decades before his death, and it might mark a new era in UK-Cuba relations.

The warm relation the British Government is building with Cuba is contrary to the US President Donald Trump’s position regarding the Communist regime of the island, which he seeks to isolate as a form of political and economic pressure.

Prince Charles and Camilla made their relationship public in 1999, three years after the former divorced his first wife Princess Diana, and two years after her tragic death.

The two married in 2005, and Camilla became Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.

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