Prince Charles to meet Romanian president and PM

Prince Charles (in picture, right), who is currently on a private visit to Romania, taking in several Transylvanian villages, his area of choice in the country, will meet both the Romanian president Traian Basescu and the Prime Minister Victor Ponta today (Monday, June 11). His is scheduled to meet Basescu at 11:30 and Ponta at 12:30.

The heir to the British throne has been spending spring holidays in Romania for several years. He bought and restored several properties in Transylvania, in Central Romania.

His latest visit was in May last year, when he spent a couple of days at Valea Zalanului, in Covasna, a village with 150 inhabitants, where he bought old houses, renovated them and turned them into his temporary residence.

The houses restored by the Prince Charles foundation are also open to guests, for renting.

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(photo source: Transylvanian Food Company, Andreea Bell; in opening picture: HRH welcomed to Transylvanian Food Company by Jim Turnbull- left;

in second picture: HRH Prince Charles and friends enjoying Transylvanian products )