The Prince of Wales dances with local women at the Village Museum in Bucharest (2017)
Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca confirmed on Tuesday that King Charles III will visit Romania on June 2.
On Tuesday, the Romanian Prime Minister was asked by journalists after a meeting of the National Liberal Party, which he heads, to react to press reports that Charles, who used to visit his Transylvanian properties regularly in the past, would soon return to Romania as crowned monarch.
Ciuca confirmed that the visit is on the agenda of the Bucharest government and that his cabinet, together with the presidential office and other institutions, is involved in the preparations for the visit. However, when asked how many days King Charles would be in Romania, he said he did not know.
Romanian newspapers reported on Monday, citing unnamed official sources, the British monarch’s upcoming visit, which, apart from the protocol program in Bucharest, will also include King Charles’ estate in Viscri (Szászfehéregyháza), Brasov county.
The house in the village of Viscri (Szászfehéregyháza), Brașov County was purchased by the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation in 2006 and fully restored to demonstrate the value of the preservation of local heritage. The King is pictured here during his private visit to Romania in 2017. (Photo: Facebook/British Embassy Bucharest)
Adevarul newspaper reports that the visit of King Charles III was agreed to at the coronation ceremony, attended also by President Klaus Iohannis and his wife, as well as Princess Margaret, who holds the title of Guardian of the Romanian Crown.
As Prince of Wales, Charles has been a regular visitor to Romania since 1998, buying several houses in Transylvania and a farm in Valea Zălanului (Zalánpatak), which he has visited almost every year. The British royal family also has Hungarian roots in Transylvania through his Great Grandmother, Queen Mary: the King’s fair mother, Klaudia Rhédey, was born in 1812 in Erdőszentgyörgy in Mures County and was brought up in the Rhédey manor there.
via MTI, Featured image: Facebook/The Royal Family