Royals of three nations visited Budapest, responding to the Hungarian parliament’s invitation to strengthen international ties.
The royals met Hungarian and other European politicians. The day ended with a gala dinner at the Hungarian Parliament, and about 200 people took part in the event, writes hvg.hu.
Royalcentral.co.uk writes that three royals were invited: Prince Michael of Kent, Crown Prince Leka of Albania, and Prince Fahad Al-Thani of Qatar.
“The event comes as an end to a period in which Hungary has hosted a significant conference to shed light on links between Eastern European and Balkan nations,” Royalcentral.co.uk wrote.
The invited guests took a tour of the building of the spectacular Parliament. The architectural wonder was completed in 1904. The building is one of the most well-known landmarks of Budapest and one of the most frequented tourist destinations. The Hungarian Parliament Building is also the seat of Hungary’s National Assembly. To read more about the secrets of this wonderful building, click HERE.
Prince Michael is said to be fluent in Russian and is interested in Russia and Eastern Europe. He also has impressive connections to various royals, such as Tsar Nicholas II, who was a cousin of King George V, Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia.
On the side of his wife, Prince Michael has connections to Hungary as well. Princess Michael of Kent has German, Austrian and Hungarian roots.
“She is the daughter of Baron Gunther von Reibnitz, a Silesian nobleman and the Hungarian Marie Anna, Countess von Szapary. As such, both Prince Michael and Princess Michael of Kent have strong ties to Hungary,” writes royalcentral.co.uk.
The British Royal family has Hungarian roots as well. The great-great-grandmother of Queen Elisabeth II, Klaudia Rhédey, was a Transylvanian-Hungarian countess. No wonder that Prince Charles has visited Transylvania and even has property there.
Source: hvg.hu, royalcentral.co.uk