Mayor: Prince Charles buys 4th Romanian property

Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, travel on a London underground train as they mark 150 years of London Underground, in London, Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, Pool)
June 3, 2013 9:20:39 AM PDT
An official says Britain's Prince Charles has bought a fourth property in Romania while on a visit.

President Traian Basescu joked that the prince is so enamored of the country's Transylvania region that he will soon own a whole village. Basescu met Charles Monday in Bucharest.

Charles has a well-documented love for Transylvania, which he visits yearly and where he owns several properties. He says he is a descendant of Vlad the Impaler, the bloodthirsty 15th-century prince who inspired the Dracula novel.

Charles arrived in Romania Thursday and stayed on his estate in Valea Zalanului, where bears and wolves roam the hills. Mayor Jozsef Kasleder said Monday that Charles bought a new cottage there.

Some farmers paraded horses outside his estate, saying they hoped to sell them to the prince.


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