British ambassador Noble: King Charles III's visit to Romania is private.
The visit that King Charles III will make to Romania is private, British ambassador in Bucharest Andrew Noble has told AGERPRES, adding that the monarch will meet President Klaus Iohannis as a courtesy, told Agerpres.
Moreover, he mentioned that it will be the first time that a British monarch will visit Romania.
"It's 25 years since our king visited Romania for the first time, in 1998, and it will be the first time that a British monarch has ever visited Romania. But, on this occasion, it will be a private visit, as a great majority of the then Prince of Wales' visits were. We understand what a private visit looks like. As on almost every occasion, he will go and meet the President, as a courtesy. After he has been to Cotroceni, essentially the whole of the rest of the visit will be private. As we know, he has various projects that he's been involved with over the years, and private visits usually include that sort of excursion. I'm expecting that there will be something of that on this occasion, but they will all be private encounters," Noble said.
He added that what the Prince of Wales did as the Prince of Wales was activity that the British Government also does.
"Our government works profoundly with NGOs, on all subjects. So there isn't a problem about him being able to continue to work with NGOs as a king; it is just that when he's acting as king he does so on the advice of the government. This is a private visit," the ambassador added.
He did not provide any more information about the visit of King Charles III, saying that the private nature of it will be respected.
"I don't want to go into the detail of what he will do, because we want to keep it as quiet and low-key for the king as possible. One of the great benefits of Romania is its peacefulness, and so his private visits will be respected as being private," added Noble.