The Prince of Wales, on a private visit to Transylvania, visited, yesterday, the St. John Church in the village of Delnita, Harghita County, dating from the 13th century. On the same occasion, the heir to the British Crown voiced his interest in a project currently in progress in the area, for the preservation of amphibians, namely, of a rare species of blue frogs. In Delnita, Prince Charles asked the locals to teach him how to mow.
HRH was also to visit, yesterday, Barbara Knowls, a British woman currently living in Delnita, where she bought a home she restored in the traditional style. On Tuesday evening, Prince Charles had an unofficial meeting, at his home in Valea Zalanului, with the local authorities in Covasna, voicing his interest in local traditions and products, as well as in genuine German (Saxon) villages. On this occasion, the local officials presented the Prince of Wales with a bottle painted by disabled children from Targu Secuiesc, a mirror decorated with traditional Saxon motifs and a book on Covasna County. “The fact that the heir to the British throne bought a house in Valea Zalanului sends an important message to the world. It is an important message for Valea Zalanului, as well as for Covasna County and the Szeklers’ Land,” the head of the Covasna County Council, Tamas Sandor, stated, quoted by Mediafax, at the end of the meeting.