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I am related to Count Dracula

It is said that King Charles has a blood relationship with the bloodthirsty Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Bram Stoker to write the story of the vampire Dracula, writes BGNES.

The revelation came from actor Luke Evans, who met the royal after finishing work on the 2014 film ‘Dracula Untold’. The actor recently revealed that Charles told him he traced his ancestry back to bloodthirsty Romanian ruler Vlad the Imperator – aka such as Vlad III, Vlad the Impaler and Vlad Dracula – who is said to have inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional vampire.

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, Luke explained how this strange conversation came about, saying: “I remember the first time I spoke to Charles. I was very nervous. He came up to me and asked me, ‘What are you working on? ?”, and I replied, “I just finished a movie about the Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler who becomes Dracula. And he said: “Funny, but I am a relative of Vlad the Impaler”.

“I thought he was joking, but he shared how he came up with his blood connection to Vlad.”

In ‘Dracula Untold’, Luke plays the 15th-century Romanian ruler Vlad III, with Dracula as his monstrous alter-ego.

The real Vlad ruled the region of Wallachia in present-day Romania and is believed to have been a fearsome ruler who killed thousands and executed many of his enemies using impaling, which earned him his terrifying nickname.

Bram Stoker’s book Dracula was published in 1897 and many believe he used the mythology of Vlad to create his most famous character.

King Charles III is believed to be a distant great-grandson of Dracula, through the line of King George V’s wife, Queen Mary. After discovering this historical connection, Charles visited the region many times, bought property in Transylvania and even did charity work there through his Prince of Wales Foundation.

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