“I have learned to know and love Romania so much,” he stated in 2020. I’m eager to explore so much more.
In addition to being personal, Charles has familial ties to the nation in Eastern Europe. The King is supposed to be descended from Vlad Tepes, popularly known as Vlad the Impaler, whom many Romanians admire for the way he dealt with his adversaries.
Locals in Viscri claim that the King has had a largely favorable relationship with the community throughout the years and that his presence has attracted large numbers of visitors.
He established the Prince of Wales Foundation Romania in 2015 to offer training programs for local and foreign apprentices in historic preservation. The money he makes from renting out his vacation house helps to partially pay for the course.
His trip this year, though, will be bittersweet because he probably won’t get to see his youngest son, Prince Harry, who will be coming back to the UK to testify in a trial related to a phone hacking scandal.
Following his arrival in Bucharest, he praised Romania for its efforts to preserve its “incomparable richness of nature.”
I have grown to adore Romania, he added, “your culture and art, your tradition and history, your beautiful landscapes and priceless biodiversity. Romania has preserved an unmatched wealth of natural beauty in its historic woods, beautiful countryside, and via some amazing examples of sustainable farming.
This makes it even more valuable because it still supports numerous plant and animal species that have vanished or are endangered elsewhere in Europe and the rest of the world.
“But I value my Romanian friends here the most. I owe a great deal of gratitude to many members of this audience for their numerous acts of kindness and support of initiatives that benefit localities across the nation.