Prince Charles Claims Vlad The Impaler Is Related To Him

James Johnson

British Royal Prince Charles announced this week during a yet to air interview that he's a distant relative to Vlad the Impaler, also known as the original Dracula.

Charles made the comment when talking about his "stake" in Romania where he recently purchased a home in the region and where he has been working to conserve Romania's forested areas.

The Prince says he discovered the genealogy connection when examining his families history.

Prince Charles visited Romania early in the year where he called Transylvania a "national treasure" because of the areas unspoiled landscape and farming traditions that have lasted more than 100-years.

Vlad the Impaler ruled Romanian as a warlord in the 15th-century and received his name by slowly killing anyone who went against him by impaling them in public on large stakes.