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Prince Charles meets head of Romanian Orthodox Church

The Prince of Wales is taking part in a nine day European tour; he will be joined by the Duchess of Cornwall today.

Prince Charles and Patriarch Daniel met at his palace in Bucharest on Thursday. The pair exchanged gifts; Prince Charles received a religious icon made of stain glass and portraying St Andrew.

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The Prince of Wales is presented with a religious icon by Patriarch Daniel

Patriarch Daniel was gifted with a framed photo of the future King of England and a set of dinner plates decorated with floral scenes.

The Prince told the senior cleric the plate designs were based on flowers from his own garden.

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Later in the day, the pair visited the Patriarchal Cathedral where a short performance was performed by a Byzantine choir.

Prince Charles lit a candle at the cathedral before leaving.

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The Prince of Wales also visited Stavropoleos Church on Friday

The next stage of the tour will see Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla travel to Italy; where they are scheduled to meet Pope Francis before visiting Austria.

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