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Charles receives honorary degree in Transylvania

The Prince of Wales has received an honorary degree for his devotion to Romania at the start of a private visit to the East European country, a Transylvanian university said.

The rector of Cluj's Babes-Bolyai University, Ioan Aurel Popa, bestowed the "doctor honoris causa distinction" on the Prince on Monday for his role as "a real protector of Transylvania and Romania".

Charles, who is fond of Romania, told students and professors gathered for the ceremony he was enticed by the "hilly, woody and fertile landscape" he encountered in Transylvania 20 years ago.

He owns two properties in the north-west Transylvania region which he visits annually.

In March, he made a three-day official visit to Romania on behalf of the British Government.

AP

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