The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Non-Reigning Houses > Royal Families of Germany and Austria > The Imperial House of Habsburg

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-27-2006, 10:04 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 40
Emperor Karl I (1887-1922), Empress Zita ("The Last Empress") (1892-1989) and Family

I would like to start this topic on the last empress Zita of Austria (1892-1989) so that all those which appreciate this very great lady can post infos, anecdotes or pics on her, her husband Karl I and their family, in order to pay homage to her.

Everyone is invited to take part.

Thanks in advance.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-05-2006, 10:48 PM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Posts: 128
Geli,Empress Zita never renounced her royal & imperial status after the abolition of the Empire of Austria-Hungary.She supported her son's anti-Nazi exile organisation during World War II.I know very little about her after World War II,however.

Aidan.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-06-2006, 12:42 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: san francisco, United States
Posts: 1,283
http://www.aeiou.at/aeiou.encyclop.d...z/z648535a.jpg

A photo of her.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-08-2006, 08:28 PM
flcty's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Somewhere out of this world, Australia
Posts: 318
the following link has more pictures of Zita with her children: http://members.fortunecity.com/verenad/Zita.html

Anyone out there has any information about Zita's life prior marriage to karl?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-08-2006, 09:07 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: san francisco, United States
Posts: 1,283
Here's an interesting article on her life from Wikipedia. There's some pictures as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zita_of_Bourbon-Parma
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-09-2006, 09:15 AM
flcty's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Somewhere out of this world, Australia
Posts: 318
found this little article on zita (which focuses mostly on Karl)...

(taken exactly from above link. the website has pictures )
Karl of Austria was the last Emperor of Austria, the last Apostolic King of Hungary, the last King of Bohemia and the last monarch of the Habsburg dynasty. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in Rome on October 3, 2004.
Archduke Karl was born on 17 August 1887 in the castle of Persenbeug in Austria. His parents were the Archduke Otto and Princess Maria Josefa of Saxony. Emperor Franz Josef was Karl's great-uncle. When Karl was 8 years old, a famous nun in Sopron, Hungary, prophesied that the child must be enveloped in prayers, for he will be emperor someday and will have to suffer greatly. He will be a special target of hell. As a result, Count and Countess Wallis, who were charged with the education of Karl, founded a small prayer circle in 1895. This prayer circle later became the League of Prayers with thousands of members worldwide...
http://www.cryingvoice.com/Picture_8.html
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-09-2006, 10:32 PM
Royal Highness
TRF Author
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 1,734
How a nice little boy Otto was when very little! Such a cutie pie...

Vanesa.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-10-2006, 01:28 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 40
Tkank you with all for your answers which really pleased to me !

Here are two pictures of Zita at the time of her engagement to the archiduke Carl Franz Josef of Austria (1887-1922), later emperor Karl I :

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-16-2006, 06:33 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 40
The wedding of the Archiduke Charles of Hasburg and Princess Zita of Bourbon Parma was celebrated on October 21, 1911 in the castle of Schwarzau, not far from Vienna, in the presence of the emperor Franz Josef.

Here are two pictures :




__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-17-2006, 01:33 AM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,253
Two pics of Empress Zita.

Coronation as Queen of Hungary in 1916



Empress Zita as Princess of Bourbon-Parma 1910

__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-24-2006, 09:47 AM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 40
Zita as a new archiduchess of Austria, after wedding :



Official portrait of the young couple






Zita was, we knows it, born in 1892 and was thus 19 years old in 1911 when she married archiduc Karl.

But, on all the photos of this time, she seemed extremely youthful and appeared much younger than her real age.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-24-2006, 11:07 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: -, United States
Posts: 963
Here are some other nice threads about Zita:
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/ind...ic,1983.0.html
http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/ind...ic,6568.0.html
http://www.royals-portal.de/forum/in...wtopic=6768&hl
__________________
Sii forte.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-31-2006, 03:08 PM
Next Star's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: ******, United States
Posts: 874
The former Austrian royal family hard to believe outranks all of the reigning princes and princess of current royals houses and they have not reigned or ruled in thousands of years.There are some nice pictures of the emperor and empress together and some pictures of the empress by herself .I like the tiara she was wearing does anyone know about the history of the tiara and does the royal family of Bourbon-Parma still own the tiara or was it lost or sold?
__________________
Patience is a virtue.

I'm head of a dynastic house no matter what others say.
Princess Kamorrissa,Countess of Welle
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-31-2006, 04:24 PM
TheQueen's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: South of, Macau
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Next Star
The former Austrian royal family hard to believe outranks all of the reigning princes and princess of current royals houses and they have not reigned or ruled in thousands of years.
Thousands of years? It hasn't even been a 100yrs yet? The monarchy was abolished at the end of World War I.
__________________
Victoria
Live life to the fullest
Its better to have loved & lost then to have never loved at all.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-31-2006, 04:29 PM
Princess Robijn's Avatar
Super Moderator
Blog Editor
Picture of the Month Representative - Denmark
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: -, Netherlands
Posts: 2,556
I visited Madeira with Christmas and there is a portret of Empress Zita with her family there..
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-31-2006, 04:36 PM
Next Star's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: ******, United States
Posts: 874
Okay it is not thousands of years but over eighty years that still does not change the fact they are not of an reigning royal house period.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheQueen
Thousands of years? It hasn't even been a 100yrs yet? The monarchy was abolished at the end of World War I.
__________________
Patience is a virtue.

I'm head of a dynastic house no matter what others say.
Princess Kamorrissa,Countess of Welle
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-01-2007, 01:20 AM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,253
Quote:
Originally Posted by Next Star
...that still does not change the fact they are not of an reigning royal house period.
From my reading of the thread no-one has suggested they are. So, there are no "facts" which need changing, apart from the "thousands of years" statement, which should have read 1919 for Austria and 1921 for Hungary.
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-14-2007, 04:34 AM
Gloria78's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Posts: 7
The tiara was used at the wedding between Princess Regina Sachsen-Meinigen and Erzherzog Otto. The tiara (made by Kchert) was a wedding gift from Kaiser Franz Joseph to Zita.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-14-2007, 05:42 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 154
Quote:
Originally Posted by geli
Here are two pictures of Zita at the time of her engagement to the Archiduke Carl Franz Josef of Austria (1887-1922), later Emperor Karl I
The man in the first picture doesn't look like Karl at all. Maybe he is one of Zita's brothers?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-19-2007, 01:55 PM
britti's Avatar
Commoner
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bad Homburg, Germany
Posts: 18
Thats definitely Karl. Dont you recognize him???

I hope we speak of the same picture : The one with Zita, and the man with the hat beside her. There is not much to see of his face because of the hat, but thats the typical mouth and nose of Karl!
__________________

__________________
"Truth is more important than love"

Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
emperor karl i, empress zita, habsburg


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821) and Wives (Empress Josephine and Empress Marie-Louise) Toledo The Imperial House of Bonaparte 35 05-28-2014 08:27 PM
Emperor Hirohito (Showa) and Empress Nagako mandyy Japanese Royal History 26 03-16-2013 05:24 PM
Videos of the Emperor and Empress Poppy Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko 11 10-19-2010 11:55 AM
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko's golden Jubilee Marquesa d Yolomb Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko 21 04-18-2009 03:47 PM
Emperor Akihito And Empress Michiko jun5 Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko 46 01-12-2004 08:36 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince felipe crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary current events danish royals diana duchess of cambridge fashion dutch royal history engagement fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri infanta cristina infanta elena infanta leonor infanta sofia king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander olympics ottoman palace poland pom prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince floris princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess marie princess marilene princess mary princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit visit wedding william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]