Archduke Otto taken into hospital

  June 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm by

Archduke Otto of Austria, the 96 years old eldest son of Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita, has been taken into hospital after a fall in his home, Villa Austria in Pöcking, Bavaria. The Archduke has seriously injured his head, so he has soon taken into hospital, where he’s recovering. Now, according to what his daughter Archduchess Michaela told on thursday to the press, he’s better, he is fully conscious and able to talk and eat.

Archduke Otto was born in 1912, and soon after his fourth birthday he became Kronprinz (Hereditary Prince) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire; he graduated in 1935 in political sciences in Leuven, and in the following years he strongly worked as an opposer of the Nazi government. Later her served for two decades as Member of the European Parliament, between 1979 and 1999; he also has been for a long time President of the International Paneuropean Union.

He is married since 1951 to Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, with whom he had 7 children.

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