Prince Charles: “The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler, so I do have a bit of a stake in the country.”

Anne Sewell
Digital Journal

Turns out the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles), may be descended from Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Tepes, more popularly known as Count Dracula, and Romania is cashing in on the news.
Links have been discovered between the British Royal Family and Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century nobleman whose deeds inspired the vampire legend. Romania is now exploiting this in an attempt to lure tourists to Transylvania and the rest of Romania.
The Romanian National Tourist Office has released brochures and a promotional video, claiming the fame of the link between Count Dracula and British Royalty.
In a brief interview in the video above, Prince Charles says rather ironically, “The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler, so I do have a bit of a stake in the country.

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