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The Prince of Wales’s three-day visit to Romania came to an end Friday, 31 March, with His Royal Highness beginning the final day in Bucharest’s Old Town. The Prince enjoyed a walking tour of the Old Town, guided by architectural historian Valentin Mandache.

 

HRH The Prince of Wales & the architectural historian Valentin Mandache, French street, Bucharest, 31 March 2017

During the walking tour, The Prince was shown a statue of Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century nobleman who was famed for impaling his enemies on stakes. Vlad the Impaler is an ancestor of The Prince of Wales.

HRH The Prince of Wales and the architectural historian Valentin Mandache, Bucharest 31 March 2017

His Royal Highness was welcomed to the 18th century Stavropoleos Church by Father Iustin Marchis, one of the highlights of the area.

HRH The Prince of Wales & Father Marchis at Stavropoleos Church, Bucharest, 31 March 2017

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Painting Stavropoleos church in watercolor in the great British tradition of which Prince Charles is a great follower (photo by Diana Mandache)

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