After being crowned on 6 May and having fulfilled his many royal obligations, it is time for Charles III to rest. The king, who is passionate about nature, has decided to fly to Romania to the heart of the Transylvanian countryside.
Charles III on the trail of Dracula. Following the media hullabaloo of his coronation on 6 May and his many other official appointments, the new British king decided to take a holiday. Without Camilla – who remained in his Wiltshire residence – Charles III flew to the rural lands of Romania. According to the MailOnline, the former Prince of Wales intends to go green and will enjoy a stay where simplicity will be the priority. The British media outlet said that the sovereign will sleep in a wooden bed, drink freshly squeezed apple juice and perhaps judge the local lawn mowing competition, a position he has held on previous visits.
“There are no private secretaries and very few staff accompanying him,” a source told the MailOnline. There is certainly no valet or chef travelling with him. The local produce and cooks are far too wonderful.” Again according to the MailOnline, Charles III has a great passion for Romania. So much so that he and his good friend Count Kalnoky have bought three properties in Zalanpatak, a hamlet in the southern Carpathians. Their aim would be to help preserve the local heritage: “The village is a land that time has forgotten,” said a source, referring to the great tranquillity of the place, which has only 120 inhabitants.
The king’s residence for rent
Charles III decided to make his farmhouse, renovated and kept in its original state, accessible to tourists. Thus, holidaymakers are able to rent it for a stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Welcomed with cognac and pastries made in the area, travellers can discover the region through various activities offered by the residence’s staff. With no TV, radio or Wi-Fi, guests can enjoy horseback riding, outdoor picnics or simply relax in the wood-fired hot tub. To access this timeless interlude and live like Charles III when he goes green, travellers will have to pay between 166 and 176 euros per person per night for the full board formula.
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