King Charles III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will arrive in Romania on Friday for a five-day private visit. The monarch will be received by President Klaus Iohannis, at 3:30 p.m., at the Cotroceni Palace.
King Charles III, in Romania
As part of the official reception of King Charles III in Romania, there will also be a meeting with the state authorities, civil society representatives and the Diplomatic Corps. The monarch would arrive in the country alone, without his wife, Queen Camilla, and will go to his residence in Viscri.
The ambassador of the United Kingdom in Bucharest, Andrew Noble, said that the visit of King Charles III to Romania is private and that the monarch will meet with President Klaus Iohannis, as a gesture of courtesy.
“It is 25 years since our king visited Romania for the first time, in 1998, and it will be the first time that a British monarch visits Romania, but this time it will be a private visit, like most of the visits the one who was then the Prince of Wales had them in Romania.
We understand what a private visit means: as always, he will meet the president, as a courtesy gesture. After he has been to Cotroceni, the rest of the visit will be private.
It is known that he has various projects in which he has been involved over the years and private visits usually include this type of approach and I expect that there will be something like that on this occasion, but there will be private meetings”, said the ambassador.
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom, about Romania’s advantages for King Charles III
Andrew Noble refused to give further details about King Charles III’s visit to Romania, saying that one of the country’s great advantages is its tranquility.
“I don’t want to give details, because I want (visit, no) to be as quiet and discreet as possible for the King. One of Romania’s great advantages is tranquility, so his private visits here will be respected as such,” said Andrew Noble.
The last visit to Romania by King Charles III took place in May 2022, when he was Prince of Wales. The monarch has ten properties in Romania, the most famous being the one in Viscri.
The sovereign was crowned on May 6, in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey, after he was proclaimed king by the Council of Ascension on September 10 last year, following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.