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Prince Charles: British Royal Family Is Descended From Dracula

Prince Charles is Proud to be Related to the Great Impaler

prince-charle-drakull prince charles: british royal family is descended from dracula Prince Charles: British Royal Family Is Descended From Dracula prince charle drakullBelieve it or not, David Icke’s theory that the British royals stay youthful by feeding on the blood of children just gained a shred of supporting evidence. [3] On the last day of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Prince Charles joined his mother at Buckingham Palace and waved to the crowds in a ceremony watched by millions around the globe.  The next day, the 63-year-old heir to the British throne was a world away, in the heart of Transylvania, a tranquil haven he calls “‘the jewel in Romania’s crown,” soaking up rural scenes that look like pages from Grimms’ fairy tales.  [2] The Prince have a greal deal of affection for this perculiar region. Princes Charles is visiting Transylvania for 15 years because he likes the people and the landscape. He also owns 4 properties there. [9] In order to help to the preservation of the place, Prince Charles embarked on a campaign to save the forests of Transylvania. The Prince is calling for the forests, some of the last untouched wilderness areas in Europe, to be protected before they are lost, like the woodland that once covered Britain. [1] The area, home to brown bears, lynx, wolves, and 13,000 other species, represents up to 65 per cent of Europe’s remaining virgin forests. [1] Unfortunately, the rapid economic growth in Romania (which is now part of the EU) means that the forests of the Carpathian Mountains are under threat from development and logging. The Prince is calling for the forests, some of the last untouched wilderness areas in Europe, to be protected before they are lost, like the woodland that once covered Britain. [1]  And all this is still in ecological working order, in which small-scale farmers coexist with the richest natural diversity of anywhere in Europe,” said Nat Page, a former British diplomat who now works as a conservationist.  [2] After communism ended in 1989, the region spiraled into economic and social decline as tens of thousands of well-educated young and middle-aged Saxons, descended from a Germanic tribe that settled here in the 13th century, emigrated to Germany in search of better jobs and a more stable lifestyle.  [2] The Prince said that his decision to get involved in the preservation of the Transylvanian forest was inspired by his ancestral links to Vlad the Impaler,  the bloodthirsty Romanian prince who inspired Bram Stoker’s 19th century Dracula novel. [1] The British royal family has Transylvanian ancestors: Klaudia Rhédey, great-great-grandmother of Queen Elisabeth II was born in Erdőszentgyörgy, Transylvania. [9]  “The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler, so I do have a bit of a stake in the country,” Prince Charles said in an interview last year. [7] [8] Prince Charles claims a family connection to the area through Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, who earned the sobriquet Vlad the Impaler thanks to his favoured method of torture and execution. [1] The fabled town of Sighisoara, where Vlad was born, is 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Saschiz.  [2] Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula from his novel is based on Vlad Tepes, who was a 15th century ruler of the Wallachian Kingdom notorious for his blood thirsty campaigns against the Ottomans, and his own people, with victims estimated in the tens of thousands. [3]

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The transylvanian forest Prince Charles want to save

Prince Charles’ Link to the Impaler:

  • Vlad the Impaler. Died 1507. – Half brother of:
  • Vlad IV, known as Vlad the Monk. (1431 – 1495) -Father of:
  • Radu IV Prince of Wallachia from (1495 – 1508) – Father of:
  • Mircea the Shepherd. Prince of Wallachia. (1479 – 1560). – Father of:
  • Princess Stanca Basarab of Wallachia. (1518 – 1601). -Mother of:
  • Zamphira Logofat de Szazsebes. (Died 1602). – Mother of:
  • Adam Racz de Galgo. (Living 1609). – Father of:
  • Peter Racz de Galgo. (1583-1672). – Father of:
  • Christina Racz de Galgo. – Mother of:
  • Catherine (Katalin) Kuun de Osdola. – Mother of:
  • Ágnes Kendeffy de Malmoviz (born 1727). – Mother of:
  • Baron Gregor, Inczédy de Nagy-Várad (died 1816). – Father of:
  • Baroness Ágnes Inczédy de Nagy-Várad (1788-1856). – Mother of:
  • Countess Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde (1812-1841). – Mother of:
  • Francis, Duke of Teck. (1837–1900). – Father of:
  • Princess Mary of Teck, later the Queen consort of King George V (1867-1953). – Mother of:
  • George VI (1895 –1952). – Father of:
  • Queen Elizabeth II (1926). – Mother of:
  • Prince Charles (1948)

Romania is Now Using the Windsor’s Link to Dracula to Attract British Tourists

transylvanian-prince prince charles: british royal family is descended from dracula Prince Charles: British Royal Family Is Descended From Dracula transylvanian princeNow that some links have been discovered between the British Royal Family and Vlad the Impaler, Romania is now exploiting this in an attempt to lure tourists to Transylvania  — the Romanian National Tourist Office has released brochures and a promotional video, claiming the fame of the link between Count Dracula and British Royalty. The Romanian National Tourist Office distributed the brochure at the World Travel Market, a leading industry event which opened in London on Monday. [10] In the tourism video, Prince Charles “traces his ancestry back to Romania’s dark and distant past,” speaking of his kinship with the historical Dracula – Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler. The video climaxes with a reference to the Prince of Wales, “who can trace his ancestry back to Romania’s dark and distant past”.  [10] Price Charles also said the same thing in a book published in 1982 by Sir Iain Moncreiffe he is listed as a great grandson 16 times removed to Vlad Tepes. “Transylvania is in my blood,” he jokes in an interview first shown on satelite television last year. “The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler, so I do have a bit of a stake in the country.” [5] [10] The Romanian National Tourist Office is using the video on Youtube and new brochures try and boost UK visitors by more than seven per cent. [5] [10]  Simon Press, from World Travel Market which hosted the exhibition, said: ““Romania has a great deal of tourism potential. It is a beautiful country already receiving many tourists for its nature and culture. [10]  “The link to the British Royal Family and the clear fondness the Royal Family has for the country will only help to promote the country across the Commonwealth and particularly in the UK.” [10]

Prince Charles’ Peculiar Affection for the Transylvanian Region

The Prince has made no secret of his love for Romania and is believed to travel there frequently. In 2006, he purchased a farmhouse in Viscri, a village in rural Transylvania, which is available as a guest house at certain times of the year. [10]

The farmhouse in Viscri, Transylvania, that Charles bought in 2006 and turned into a guesthouse  prince charles: british royal family is descended from dracula Prince Charles: British Royal Family Is Descended From Dracula house transylvania

The farmhouse in Viscri, Transylvania, that Charles bought in 2006 and turned into a guesthouse

transylvania-map prince charles: british royal family is descended from dracula Prince Charles: British Royal Family Is Descended From Dracula transylvania mapThe prince is patron of the Mihai Eminescu Trust, which works to restore the cultural heritage, economy and nature of Transylvania’s Saxon villages and their surroundings. In addition to restoring some 180 medieval houses and several churches, the charity has supported traditional rural technologies such as the construction of wood-fired kilns for handmade bricks and tiles, and organic farming. [10] Traditional farming and building techniques used in the area are said to have inspired his plans for Poundbury, the Dorset village created by his Duchy of Cornwall. [1] He has since sold a manor near the medieval town of Sighisoara, while the Viscri and Zalanpatak guesthouses are managed by Count Tibor Kalnoky. ‘It seems to me in Transylvania there is a combination of the natural ecosystem with a human cultural system,’ the prince told the documentary, according to the Daily Telegraph. [10] ‘This extraordinarily unique integrated relationship is so hugely important. People are yearning for that sense of belonging and identity and meaning.’ If development goes ahead, Romania could end up barren like swathes of the Highlands of Scotland or Canada that were once dense with virgin forest, Prince Charles warned. [1] Two-hundred-and-fifty-thousand hectares of virgin forests are in urgent need of protection, according to Magor Csibi, country manager of the World Wildlife Fund’s Danube-Carpathian programme in Romania. [1]

The Transylvanian Elderflower Liquor British Aristocrats Loves

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Elderflower byproducts

It is quite true that the administrative and farming skills and business savvy of the original settlers left a dent in the transylvanian community, but as time passed, another trend started to emerge: Entrepreneurs and conservationists, mostly British, are moving to Transylvania to turn the bounty of the land into a thriving and sustainable business while respecting the environment and providing a livelihood for local residents.  [2] If we take the humble rhubarb, for example.  The Saxons brought the rhubarb to Romania 800 years ago and the pink-stalked fruit, together with the elderflower and a basketful of other hedgerow fruit, are the core of business here. Jams and relishes based on traditional Saxon recipes are sold in places as diverse as Bucharest airport’s duty- free shop and London’s Fortnum & Mason, the upscale store known for specialty goods and products approved by the royal family. [2] The elderflower is king of the crops. It is so abundant that a study found 26 tons of elderflowers bought by a British company from 1,200 residents represent just 3 to 4 percent of the local elderflower harvest. After the flowers are picked, the juice is extracted from the scented cream petals and is then sent to Britain to be bottled as delicate elderflower cordial, sold in upmarket supermarkets and pubs. (In the U.S., the plant’s berries are sometimes used to make elderberry wine and other products.)  “The elderflower product is the backbone of our business. In 2012 we set out to collect 13 tons of elderflower. Now when we thought about it, one flower weighs 6 grams. It’s quite an exercise to envisage what 13 tons would look like,” said Jim Turnbull, a British entrepreneur, who ended up producing twice that amount. “We are putting a huge amount of money into the community every May and June just for elderflower, but we’re using the same teams to collect other fruit and berries that we’re making into jams and juices.” [2]

Charles Give his Stamp of Approval Over Transylvanian Royal Honey

westcomb-honey prince charles: british royal family is descended from dracula Prince Charles: British Royal Family Is Descended From Dracula westcomb honeyOn a visit to the fabled town of Sighisoara (about 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Saschiz), where Vlad the impaler was born  [2] in March 2012, the Prince of Wales visited Turnbull’s premises and has given his stamp of approval to Transylvanian “royal” honey, which will soon be sold in Fortnum & Mason. When he visits, Charles stays either in a restored 19th century manor in the hillside village of Valea Zalanului (available for guests when he’s not there), or farther down the valley in the village of Miclosoara, in cottages owned by Transylvanian Count Tibor Kalnoky. Charles’ younger son Prince Harry spent Easter in the area and was filmed riding a motorbike along snowy tracks.  Saschiz mayor Ovidiu Soaita says the royal visits are a godsend, with unemployment in the town standing at 30 percent, but jokingly lamented that he did not clink a glass of fiery plum brandy with Charles this year, as the prince avoided any event that might have influenced June municipal elections.  They talk with great relish about the local food they enjoyed, the distinctive wines, the villages and the magical atmosphere of places that can only be found ancient sustainable landscapes.” Page said that improving business opportunities for local farmers goes hand in hand with nature tourism. “When visitors come here, including Prince Charles,” Page said, “they love it because they feel that this is how the world ought to be.” [2]

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[1] Damien Gayle, Blue bloods: Prince Charles joins campaign to save Transylvania’s forests – because of his family connections to ‘Count Dracula’, Daily Mail, 16:47 GMT, 27 October 2011
[2] ALISON MUTLER, Why Prince Charles’ Loves Transylvania, The Huffington Post, 07/04/2012 10:27 am EDT
[3] JacobSloan, British Royal Family Is Descended From Dracula, Says Prince Charles, Disinfo, November 9, 2012
[4] Sabrina Bennett, Vlad Tepes, Transylvania and the British Royal Family: Ambitious Family, Things About Transylvania, April 20, 2013
[5] Victoria Ward and Andrew Hough, Prince Charles, heir to Dracula’s blood line, The Telegraph, 10:00PM GMT 05 Nov 2012

 

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