LONDON — The truth is out: Prince Charles is related to Vlad the Impaler.
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The heir to the British throne says he is related to Vlad the Impaler, the cruel 15th-Century Romanian warlord who helped inspire Bram Stoker's 1897 vampire novel "Dracula."Slideshow: Fairytales do come true... (on this page)
He makes the comments on an upcoming TV show to promote his interest in protecting the forests of Romania's Transylvania region.Slideshow: The lives of princes (on this page)
Charles says genealogy shows that he is related to Vlad, giving him a stake in the future of Romania. The prince has long worked to conserve the forests and has bought a home in the region.Slideshow: William and Kate’s royal visit to North America (on this page)
On a visit to Romania earlier this year, he called Transylvania a national treasure because of its unspoiled landscape and centuries-old rural farming traditions.
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