Prince Charles' ancestral relation to Dracula is being used to boost tourism in Romania.
Prince Charles and Dracula……two names that don’t seem to go together. However, the Romanian tourism board is playing up a connection between Prince Charles and Count Dracula.
Romanian officials have released a brochure at the World Travel Market, a travel industry event in London, including the fact that 63-year-old Prince Charles has a distant link to Vlad the Impaler, a nobleman from the 15th century, who helped to inspire the vampire legend, Dracula.
Last year the Prince stated in an interview: “Transylvania is in my blood. The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler, so I do have a bit of a stake in the country.”
Prince Charles actually owns a house in Transylvania and he appears in a video used by Romanian authorities to promote the country.
The Prince of Wales is certainly not ashamed of his heritage and Romanian roots. He states ”Transylvania has so much to teach us. It’s the last corner of Europe where we see true sustainability. We must learn from that before it’s too late.”
what do you think about a possible connection between Prince Charles and Dracula?