THE Prince of Wales tried out Grainville's new climbing wall today as he officially opened the new school gym with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall on a visit to Jersey.
In his youth he was renowned as being something of an action man.And at the age of 63,demonstrates he has lost none of his adventurous spirit.
When saw the blue climbing wall with studded hand holds,Prince Charles couldn't restrained himself.At one point he was all up with hands holding studs and foot on it.
He then had to stretch his leg out at an angle to move onto the next foothold, causing Camilla to gasp in mock horror.
But the prince clearly enjoyed the experience, as there was a broad smile on his face once his exertions were over.
People reported that John McGuinness, head teacher at the school, said, "The prince did quite a stretch in his suit, and he drew a gasp from everyone, including the duchess."
The visit was all part of the royal couple's tour to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Prince Charles has has visited the islands before, but it is the first time his Duchess has accompanied him there.