Next month, the newly crowned King will board a plane to a land that holds a special place in his heart.
This journey will not, as some might have expected of our new monarch, be a mission of State. Nor will it be a family visit — his wife, Queen Camilla, will remain at home.
No, this will be a personal pilgrimage, one that underlines the deep passions that have shaped the life of Charles III.
The destination? Transylvania, specifically an idyllic corner of the Zalan valley, 1,500 miles from Windsor in Romania.
Here, rolling wildflower meadows and pine forests meet the winding foothills of the Carpathian Mountains.