There's an interesting story on the BBC website today concerning Romania. Apparently, our government are considering running a series of "negative advertisements" in order to dissuade any potential migrants from the country from actually coming here when the borders open next year. In some parts of the UK they are already being bled dry by immigrants from other countries, which has caused some tension and, to a certain extent, provided fuel to anti-immigrant groups for example the English Defence League. (See both images below)
To counteract this, the Romanian's have themselves produced a series of advertisements which ridicule the UK government's strategy and note that, as pictured very top, Prince Charles, has a soft spot for their country, specifically Transylvania - legendary "home" of the vampires. So much of a soft spot, he owns a house there. Some say that Charles and the Royal "Windsor" Family have "blood-links" to Vlad the Impaler. (Telegraph)
According to Nicholas de Vere in his epic, From Transylvania to Tunbridge Wells, the legend of the blood sucking vampire is slightly befuddled. He claims that certain individuals have, shall we say, special qualities of prophecy and foresight which can be accessed by the consumption of menstrual blood. He claims that Jesus was one of these " noble dragons" and that references to the Holy Grail regard a special receptacle which was used for the purpose. Indeed, these "dragons" would have had their own, personal, grail maidens to provide the goods. He makes a lot of claims including that the Spencer family are of the Merovingian dynasty (and thus dragons), as are the Stuarts.
It sounds like nonsense, certainly a case of wheat and chaff, but who can forget Prince Charles and his infamous I wish I was your tampon quote to Camilla.
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Note too from today's BBC, that sandwich shop, Pret a Manger, have withdrawn their new spicy tomato - Virgin Mary - flavour potato crisps, after "religious complaints" (here).