The Romanian Royal Family has had in the 150 years since its foundation, a constant connection to the Royal Family of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, based on admiration, affection and respect, both officially and privately, reads a press release sent to AGERPRES by the Secretariat of His Majesty the King.
“In the 150 years since the foundation of the Royal Family of Romania, the connection with the Royal Family of the UK has been constant, based on appreciation, affection and respect, both in its official stand, representing the two nations’ history, as well as in the private, family dimension. It has been an enduring relationship, stretched along the XIX, XX and XXI centuries, comprising six generations,” shows the press release, sent on the occasion of the meeting at the Elisabeta Palace between the Romanian Royal family and Crown Heir, the Prince of Wales, on the second day of his official visit to Romania.
According to the source, the Prince of Wales has been present, since 1998, almost every year in our country and the Royal Family of Romania takes part in public or official visits in the United Kingdom.
“The Prince of Wales visited Elisabeta Palace in 2011 and 2016. The Crown Princess and Prince Radu meet every spring with Prince of Wales in the country, during the Crown Heir’s stays in Romania,” the press release of the Romanian Royal Family further states.
His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, Heir to the Royal British Crown, was welcomed for tea on Thursday night at Elisabeta Palace by Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu.
At 18:00 hrs a convoy of cars made its appearance at the Romanian Entrance of Elisabeta Palace.
Prince Charles was greeted in front of the Elisabeta Palace by Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu. The British High guest embraced Crown Princess Margareta, then kissed her hand. Then, he shook hands with Prince Radu and the three headed, on the red carpet, towards the entrance to the palace.
Four soldiers of the 30th Mihai Viteazul Guard and Protocol Brigade saluted. The ceremony was completed by six guards on horseback from the Romanian Gendarmerie, dressed in parade costume.
According to representatives of the Royal House, Prince Charles wanted to see the maple in the Elisabeta palace gardens, planted in 2011.
Crown Princess Margareta is the goddaughter of Prince Philip’s, Duke of Edinburgh.
Photo: Silviu Matei, Agerpres