Charles laughed as he struggled to wind the handle and said “that’s a long piece of sugar cane” as it slowly moved into the jaws of the machine.
After his efforts had produced around half a pint of sugary liquid, the heir to the throne asked: “Can you put rum in it?” and was soon sipping his efforts with an added shot of the famous Caribbean drink.
The royal couple were also given a lesson in how to make a mojito from Diana Figueroa, who runs the bar at the restaurant Jibaro.
Figueroa said: “They were good students. They did everything I said. They muddled the mint really well. It was really nice.
“They were so happy. They said they had not tried mojito since they had been in Cuba.”
Antony Stokes, Britain’s ambassador to Cuba said: “I think it’s been a wonderful visit and the first official royal visit to Cuba – I think that’s highly significant.”
He added: “It’s been highly successful and a step forward in our bilateral relationship in a significant way.”
Camilla made headlines ahead of the visit, after she reportedly said she wasn’t too sure about Cuban food.
She has since promised to send her food critic son, writer son Tom Parker Bowles to Cuba to write about the country's cuisine.
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