King Charles III of Great Britain started a private visit to Romania on Friday, June 2nd. It is his first visit abroad since the coronation in May and the first visit of a British monarch to Romania.
It is not his first private visit to Romania, though. King Charles III is known for his attachment to Romania, as his first visit to this country happened in 1998. At that time, he started understanding the Romanian culture by visiting the Transylvanian villages.
He is even one of the British figures to militate for Romania to preserve its forests and wildlife. He was even interviewed in a documentary called Wild Carpathia by one of the Romanian people’s friends, famous British producer Charlie Ottley.
The king has ten properties in Romania; among them, the most famous is the one in Viscri, a small village in Transylvania. While not staying there, the houses can be rented by tourists.
The Romanian president received the king in a grand ceremony. After this moment, during which King Charles talked about his bonds and historical connections to Romania and the Romanian Royal Family, he arrived in Valea Zalanului, in Covasna County.
The king plans to stay in Romania for five days. Queen Camilla does not accompany him; apparently, he won’t be able to meet his son, Harry, in London. Harry came back from the States, as he had to testify in a civil trial.