As borsonline reports, the king visited Transylvania for the first time in 1998, 8 months after the tragic death of Princess Diana. At that time, his distant relative, Count Tibor Kálnoky hosted him in his castle. The idyllic environment had a great impact on Charles, he completely fell in love with the countryside. “We have been regularly hosting him for over 20 years. He has even bought some of the old buildings of our family’s glass hut in Zalánpatak, founded in the 1600s, as a guest house, which we renovated for him.”- said Count Kálnoky earlier. He also said that they both love nature and are fond of simple, rural life.
King Charles III loves Transylvania not only for its untouched nature but also because there he is not bothered by the press. Not even Camilla Queen Consort has been to the king’s secret refuge. King Charles III enjoyed meeting residents and even drank pálinka, the famous Hungarian alcohol with them. “He’s a good, upright man. I’ll never forget how he drank pálinka with me. It will be eternal memory for us.” – said Uncle Misi.
Tibor Kálnoky’s family, after leaving the aristocratic circles of Western Europe and returning home to Transylvania, runs a tourist business. He also purchases and renovates simple farmhouses, keeping their authentic charm. – writes sokszinuvidek.24.hu. Now, the Hungarian relative has sent a message via borsonline. In addition to expressing his condolences for the loss, he said that he hoped that they would see each other again soon. “We hope that His Highness Charles, as king, will continue to give us the opportunity to greet him with the same respectful familiarity with which we see him crossing our blooming meadows and friendly villages and stopping to talk to the residents of the villages. Long live III. King Charles!” – said the count.