King’s first trip after Coronation is to Transylvania where he has hideaway

King Charles visits Ukraine refugee centre in Romania in 2022

King Charles will make his first trip abroad since the Coronation next month as he plans to travel to Transylvania for a walking holiday in the same countryside made famous by Count Dracula. His Majesty will fly to Romania without his wife Queen Camilla for his annual trip through the region which has come to mean a lot to him, as he once said the land is “in his blood”.

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The King owns a holiday home in Viscri, as well as at least nine other properties in the region, none of which have any television sets or radios.

It is thought Charles will spend his time walking through the beautiful hills and painting.

While the trip is mainly for a short holiday, President Klaud Iohannis will officially welcome Charles at his residence Cortroceni Palace, near Bucharest, according to The Sun.

The King has often spoken fondly of the area, saying last June: “There is a sense of age-old continuity here. A virtuous circle where man and nature are in balance.”

The monarch is also descended from a particularly famous Transylvanian resident, Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century ruler who inspired the character of Dracula.

King Charles is actually Vlad’s great grandson 16 times removed through the Consort of George V, Queen Mary.

He once made a joke about his familial ties to the land, saying: “You could say I have a stake in the country.”

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