Britain’s Prince William captured an Australian girl’s heart after teaching her to jive at his stepbrother’s wedding.

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Bondi Beach native Cheri Scrivener says she was whisked off her feet when the prince – who attended Tom Parker Bowles’ nuptials without his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton – invited her to dance at the wedding reception in 2005.

She said: “He grabbed me and said, ‘Do you know how to rock’n’roll?’ When I said ‘No’ he said, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll show you!’

“He threw me around the dance floor and I followed not really knowing what he was doing. He captured a little bit of my heart.”

William also serenaded Cheri by singing his own version of London dance act Studio B’s hit ‘I See Girls’, but the blonde insists it was all “innocent”.

She added to Australia’s New Idea magazine: “If he’d been single I would have gone out with him. I don’t think I’d have danced with him if his girlfriend Kate Middleton had been there, but it was all innocent.”

Cheri was invited to the wedding because Tom’s bride Sara Buys is her cousin.

Meanwhile, William’s relationship with 26-year-old girlfriend Kate Middleton is said to be under strain after the prince couldn’t leave his four-month pilot training course at RAF Linton in North Yorkshire to celebrate Valentine’s Day (14.02.08) with his lover.