VISCRI, Romania — Britain's Prince Charles has opened a training
Charles, who has long been
More than 150 people this year will "benefit from free training in heritage preservation, farming, traditional fabrics and how to start a business in the countryside, which is always, of course, an enormous challenge," the prince said.
The prince toured the
"I felt excited ... but because he is natural and knows how to be pleasant with people... words began to flow and it was very easy to discuss with him," said seamstress Ana Negru. "He empathized with us ... he asked us whether we sew every day and whether we enjoy traditional stitching."
Apart from training rural Romanians, the
Charles, a regular visitor to Romania, arrived in Bucharest on Monday and discussed Romania's cultural heritage, sustainable rural development and traditional architecture with President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos.
Charles, who first visited Romania in 1998, owns two properties in the central region of Transylvania. A year ago, he launched The Prince of Wales Foundation Romania, a charity that supports the East European nation's heritage and rural life.
Alison Mutler in Bucharest, Romania contributed to this report.