Prince Charles begins his three-day visit of Romania on Wednesday (29.03.17).

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

The 68-year-old royal is embarking on a tour of various European countries between now and April 6, which will include a meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican in early April, and the tour has begun in the Balkan state.

The Prince will hold private talks with various officials in the country, with the discussions focusing on the development of the strategic partnership relation between Romania and the UK.

During his trip, Prince Charles will hold a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, whom he has met on two previous occasions, in May 2015 and May 2016.

The talks will attract particular attention because the UK is currently in the midst of leaving the European Union, and still needs to negotiate the terms of the country's exit.

Meanwhile, a poll conducted earlier this year revealed that 52 percent of the British public would prefer to see Prince William succeed Queen Elizabeth rather than Prince Charles.

The poll, conducted by Opinium Research, discovered that just 27 percent of people would like to see Prince Charles become the King, while the report also revealed that 65 percent of UK adults still support a hereditary monarchy.

James Endersby, Managing Director of Opinium Research, reflected: "The monarchy clearly retains the support of the British public, and our tracker indicates that the institution is as popular now as it ever was.

"However, young people are not as invested as the older generation and this does raise questions about the future of the monarchy after the Queen - will the institution survive without one of history's most respected sovereigns?"

What's more, the research discovered that 19 percent of UK adults hope Britain will become a republic in the future.


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