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Old 09-08-2011, 09:37 AM
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Well, it was not just the case that he was already to weak to travel to Otto's funeral, AD Felix didn't have the permission to enter Austria. He never gave up his claim to the Austrian throne. By the way it was the same case with a second brother of AD Otto, I think it was AD Carl Ludwig as far as I recall ......
But AD Felix attended the funeral of his brother Carl Ludwig a few years ago in Vienna.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:42 AM
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Yeah well, that was a typical Austrian solution. He had a special permission then to enter Austria for this occasion. The same was the case with Empress Zita when she visited Austria in 1982 after more than 60 years in exile ......
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In Austria we have exceptions for every rule,that´s why it´s such a good place to live ;-)
Short German article Kaisersohn Felix Habsburg in Mexiko gestorben - Inland - derStandard.at
(It´s only a short article because Standard is a rather left-wing-oriented newspaper)
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In Austria we have exceptions for every rule,that´s why it´s such a good place to live ;-)
Short German article Kaisersohn Felix Habsburg in Mexiko gestorben - Inland - derStandard.at
(It´s only a short article because Standard is a rather left-wing-oriented newspaper)
I just love Austria! Thanks for the article, Blauer Engel!

Here's another one: Felix Habsburg im 96. Lebensjahr verstorben - oesterreich.ORF.at
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:38 PM
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Do we have an idea of when his mass will take place?
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yep, according to the article in "Neues Volksblatt" he will buried - as we all have already assumed - in the Monastery Muri in Switzerland where his parents' hearts are kept. An exact date has not been set yet but probably by the end of September. Neues Volksblatt
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...AD Felix didn't have the permission to enter Austria. He never gave up his claim to the Austrian throne...
It certainly would have been 'interesting' to watch the Austrian authorities refuse to allow a frail 95-year old gentleman to cross the border and enter the country to attend his brother's funeral on the grounds that he was considered - in 2011 - to be a threat to the stability of the Austrian State.
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As I mentioned above an exception was already made at Empress Zita's funeral when Felix and Carl Ludwig were allowed to stay 3 days in Austria. And in later years but most definitely after 1996 they were several times in Austria (mostly for family affairs or for court matters concerning the lost properties here in Austria) and every time they did have a special permission to enter the state. The late President Dr. Thomas Klestil found the Habsburg laws already that ridiculous that he granted them their special permissions every time. The articles about this matter are somewhat confusing 'cause technically the late President broke with the Austrian constitution by doing so and Felix and Carl Ludwig never gave up the claim to the throne although several newspapers are claiming otherwise..... . So I should have written in the above post: Felix didn't have the permission to enter Austria but I am convinced IF he had wanted to visit Otto's funeral nobody would have denied him that right ;-) That's the way such things are handled in our pretty state.
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Have I missed his funeral? I know Kit said around the end of September but as it's the beginning of October now and nothing has been posted recently...
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Archduke Felix's funeral took place last week, on Saturday 1 October at Muri.
The funeral was attended by the late Archduke's children, in-laws and grandchildren, his sisters-in-law Archduchess Margherita of Austria-Este, Archduchess Yolande and Archduchess Anna-Gabriele, several other Archduches among whom were Archduke Karl, Archduke Carl Christian with his wife Archduchess Marie Astrid, Archduchess Andrea (Hereditary Countess of Neipperg), the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margaretha von und zu Liechtenstein.

Die Habsburger kehren nach Hause zurück « Planet-Vienna.com
ERZHERZOG FELIX VON ÖSTERREICH FEIERLICH IN DER SCHWEIZ BEIGESETZT « Tiroler Journal
Abschied vom letzten Kaisersohn in der Klosterkirche Muri - Freiamt - Aargau - Aargauer Zeitung
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I see that Archduchess Margaritha was able to attend this funeral, so health reasons might not have been the reason for her absence in Vienna. But I might be reading too much in these things of course.
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I see that Archduchess Margaritha was able to attend this funeral, so health reasons might not have been the reason for her absence in Vienna. But I might be reading too much in these things of course.
She also attended the Wedding of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia in Ptsdam. And for AD Otto she attended the first Reqium at Pöcking
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A short video tribute to the late Archduke Felix.

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did I miss something? Is there serious talk about the beautification of Empress Zita?
all information here! Association pour la béatification de l'Impératrice Zita - Home
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Archduchess Virdis is the youngest daughter of Archduke Felix. Who is her husband?
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She's married to Carl Dunning-Gribble. Best to check the Online Gotha for such questions.
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