(MailOnline-UK) Prince Charles is campaigning to save the forests of Transylvania, inspired by his ancestral links to Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century nobleman better known by his patronym, Dracula.
Rapid economic growth in Romania - which is now part of the EU - means that the forests of the Carpathian Mountains are under threat from development and logging.
The Prince is calling for the forests, some of the last untouched wilderness areas in Europe, to be protected before they are lost, like the woodland that once covered Britain.
He claims a family connection to the area through Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, who earned the sobriquet Vlad the Impaler thanks to his favoured method of torture and execution.
The 15th century nobleman, notorious for his bloodthirsty campaigns against the Ottomans and fierce repression of his people, is a distant ancestor of Charles's great-grandmother, Queen Mary.
The total number of his victims is estimated in the tens of thousands, many killed by being impaled on huge metal stakes.
His reputation for cruelty is said to have helped inspire Bram Stoker's diabolical villain, Count Dracula. (Read more)
Prince Charles has plenty of company when it comes to being a descendent of Vlad the Impaler. The only missing faces in the chart above are Prince Charles and Sarah Palin. In the collage below, we see more faces linked to the blood ancestry. Both creates a line-up of the Illuminati players.
Vlad's father was part of an elite society called the Order of the Dragon, a monarchical chivalric order. At the age of five, young Vlad was also initiated into the Order. One of the later inductees was Henry V from England.
In the following video, the deeds of Vlad dirty deeds are recounted.
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Perhaps this is why Pres. George Bush was only able to squeak out this expression when he learned the World Trade Center had just been struck by a terrorist attack.
Bush being informed of the first aircraft.
A face of stone!
The joke is on us.