Prince Charles is a close friend of Romanians. He visited Romania on several occasions, he presented the Transylvanian beauties to the world and campaigned for preserving the forests and the villages exactly as they are. In fact, he even invested in a Transylvanian village which he wants it to be preserved the way it is. The village is open to the international and Romanian tourists alike and tells everyone getting here about the care of Prince Charles for this part of the country.
On Easter he sent a video message to the Romanian people, expressing his wish to get back to Romania as soon as the pandemic is over, but also expressing his wish of meeting members of the Romanian community from the UK.
Here is the full message of the Prince of Wales to the Romanians on Easter Holiday:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
As Romanians everywhere celebrate Orthodox Easter, I do just want you all to know how much I’m thinking of you at this most holy time of the year.
Easter, of course, is usually a time when people come together, to worship together and to renew their bonds of community and of faith. Many Romanians in the United Kingdom, would, I know, have hoped to return to Romania for Easter and to be reunited with their families and their friends.
This year, in the midst of this dreadful pandemic, with which we’re all faced, non of the usual ways are possible. This is very hard for us all, I know, but particularly for those who are so far apart from those they love.
At the same time I know just how many Romanians in the United Kingdom are playing an indispensable role in our national health service, in our care homes, and in other key roles as we address this unprecedented public health crisis. We owe them an immense debt of gratitude and I can hardly say how much their remarkable efforts are appreciated by us all.
For my part, I should greatly look forward to some point of the future to returning to Romania, a country which holds such a special place in my heart, as well as to meeting members of the Romanian community in this country once again.
Until then, I can only wish you all a very happy Easter and to say how much you are in my special thoughts and prayers.
Hristos a Înviat!
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