BUCHAREST, Romania – Britain’s Prince Charles has joined in a traditional folk dance 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.
The prince’s nine-day tour is designed 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.
On Thursday, Charles visited the Village Museum in the Romanian capital Bucharest, which features rural houses from the country’s different regions. He also joined women and girls dressed in embroidered peasant blouses in a traditional jig known as “hora,” and watched craftsmen painting eggs and religious icons on stone and wood.
Britain formally triggered two years of negotiations to leave the EU on Wednesday.