The Prince of Wales returned to Romania, after five years, on a private visit to Transylvania. The heir to the British Crown met, on Sunday afternoon, farmers from Saschiz, Mures County, where he visited an independent milk-collecting and processing centre, modernized in keeping with European standards, on funds from the Norwegian government. “I visited this collecting and processing unit because it provides an essential link between nature, the landscape, and the local community, ensuring economic prosperity by protecting natural biodiversity. (…) Milk-collecting centres bring an extra income in eight villages in the Tarnava Mare area. I hope that this model will be imitated in other regions in Romania, helping to preserve the country’s rich and valuable landscapes and communities,” HRH stated, according to a release by the ADEPT Transilvania Foundation.
The mayor of Saschiz, Ovidiu Soaita, stated that Prince Charles is interested in the activity of small farmers all across the world and considers bio products “a hope for us all”. From Mures County, the Prince of Wales headed to Covasna County. According to official sources, quoted by Mediafax, the latter most likely spent the night in Count Kalnoki Tibor’s manor in Miclosoara. According to the same sources, His Royal Highness is to have, today, an unofficial meeting with the minister of Regional Development and Tourism, Elena Udrea. However, Prince Charles may also visit Valea Zalanului, in Covasna County, where he owns a home, the same sources argued.