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Prince Charles tours old part of Romanian capital

  • Britain's Prince Charles, center, speaks to Ivan Patzaichin, former Romanian rowing star and four times Olympic medalist, in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Britain's Prince Charles toured the Village Museum during his visit to Romania, Italy and Austria, a trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Britain's Prince Charles, center, speaks to Ivan Patzaichin, former Romanian rowing star and four times Olympic medalist, in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Britain's Prince Charles toured the Village Museum during his visit to Romania, Italy and Austria, a trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • Romania's ambassador to Britain, Dan Mihalache, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Mihalache said Romanians were concerned about their future status after Britain formally leaves the bloc, estimating there are up to half a million Romanians living in Britain— many more than the 190,000 officially registered there.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Romania's ambassador to Britain, Dan Mihalache, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Mihalache said Romanians were concerned about their future status after Britain formally leaves the bloc, estimating there are up to half a million Romanians living in Britain— many more than the 190,000 officially registered there.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prince Charles, left, joins a traditional folk dance in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Britain's Prince Charles toured the Village Museum during his visit to Romania, Italy and Austria, a trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

    Britain's Prince Charles, left, joins a traditional folk dance in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Britain's Prince Charles toured the Village Museum during his visit to Romania, Italy and Austria, a trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)  (The Associated Press)

Britain's Prince Charles has walked past a statue of his ancestor Vlad the Impaler during a tour of Bucharest on his final day in Romania on a three-nation trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally.

During his tour of the old city Friday, Charles also visited a project that offers restoration support to historical buildings in an advanced state of degradation.

Charles owns two properties in Romania's northwest Transylvania region which he visits yearly. He is on tour to "highlight the U.K.'s relationship with European partners" in areas such as military ties and combatting human trafficking, according to his official website.

He will be joined by his wife Camilla when he flies to Italy later Friday. The tour also takes in Austria.