Prince Harry spends Easter in wild Transylvania

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: Prince Harry arrives for a thanksgiving service for a thanksgiving service for the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret at St George's Chapel on March 30, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Chris Jackson

Prince Harry arrives for a thanksgiving service for a thanksgiving service for the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret at St. George's Chapel on March 30, 2012, in Windsor, England.
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(CBS/AP) BUCHAREST, Romania - While other members of Britain's royal family marked Easter together in England, Romanian media say Prince Harry spent the holiday break in a Transylvanian region where bears and wolves roam wild.

Images of the prince riding a motorbike in the snowy fields were broadcast Monday. He is reported to have arrived in Romania on Friday and spent the holiday in a country mansion owned by his father, Prince Charles.

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According to the Daily Beast, Harry stayed with royal family friend Count Tibor Kalnoky at the manor, in the Romanian village of Miclaus.

Charles is known to be enamored with the unspoiled landscape and centuries-old farming traditions in Transylvania, where he owns several houses and cottages. That's not his only connection to the area. He also claims to be related - through his great-grandmother, Queen Mary - to Vlad the Impaler, the bloodthirsty 15th-century ruler who gave rise to the Dracula vampire stories.

Harry didn't leave Romania empty-handed. Istvan Nagy, mayor of the town of Baraolt, told the Mediafax news agency he gave the prince a bottle of the fiery local plum brandy.

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