Alba Iulia city hall invites Prince Charles to become honorary ‘Prince of Transylvania’

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Local authorities in Alba Iulia claim they’ve sent an invitation to Prince Charles to visit the city, but also to receive the honorary title of ‘Prince of Transylvania’, given that His Highness has repeatedly visited Transylvania and also owns several properties there. Reportedly, the answer from prince Charles arrived on Tuesday, confirming he accepts the honorary title, digi24.ro informs.

There no information yet regarding the visit to be paid to Alba Iulia, however the local administration hopes it will take place this year, during the Alba Iulia Days’.

A Romanian mayor offered the 68-year-old an honorary title because of the heir’s love of the area, dailystar.co.uk reports.

The Prince is also descended from Vlad The Impaler, the local ruler who put his enemies on wooden spikes and became the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Charles owns two 400-year-old holiday homes in the area and is said to be “bewitched” by Transylvania, its countryside and environment.

The Mayor of the city of Alba Iulia, the former capital of Transylvania, has now extended a formal invitation to the Prince of Wales to receive the honorific title of Prince of Transylvania, the same source informs.

In a letter to Prince Charles Mayor Mircea Hava, said: “We know how much you love Transylvania. It has become your second home and you have been the region’s most valuable ambassador. Moreover, you claim your roots from our legendary Prince Vlad. As you love Transylvania so much, we thought, ‘What if instead of only being ‘The Prince of Wales’, you would be known from now on as ‘The Prince of Wales AND Transylvania’?”

The Prince has said in the past: “Transylvania is in my blood.”

Prince Charles discovered his link to the notorious killer – who is said to have covered a hill with so many impaled men it looked like a forest – after he made his first trip to Romania in 1998.

“The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler, so I do have a bit of a stake in the country,” he joked in a documentary, dailystar.co.uk reads.

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