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On This Day: Interment of the Assassinated Archduke

  July 4, 2014 at 11:30 pm by

The assassinated heir to the Austrian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife Sophie were interred into the crypt at Artstetten Castle on July 4, 1914. Following their deaths in Sarajevo on June 28, the Austrian Imperial Court arranged for the couple’s bodies to be transported by the battleship SMS Viribus Unitis to Trieste, Italy on June 30, before their final journey to Vienna was undertaken by train. Franz Ferdinand … Continue reading

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On This Day: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

  June 28, 2014 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the 100th anniversary of an assassination that changed the course of world history: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Political, ethnic and religious differences emanating out of a diverse Empire led to boiling tensions which came to a head in mid-1914. The Archduke was scheduled by Emperor Franz Joseph to visit military manoeuvres in Bosnia in June 1914, and Franz Ferdinand decided to … Continue reading

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Archduchess Marie-Astrid Turns Sixty

  February 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria today marks her sixtieth birthday. The Archduchess was born a Princess of Luxembourg in 1954. The eldest child of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and his wife, Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, Marie-Astrid Liliane Charlotte Léopoldine Wilhelmine Ingeborg Antoinette Élisabeth Anne Alberte was born at Betzdorf Castle in east Luxembourg, her parents’ residence. Her four siblings – Henri, Jean, Margaretha and Guillaume – were also born at the … Continue reading

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It’s a Girl for Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen

  November 16, 2013 at 7:01 pm by

Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria welcomed their first child, a girl, on November 11, 2013. The little Archduchess’s full name is Maria Stella. Archduke Imre was born on December 8, 1985 and is the eldest son and second eldest child of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (himself the son of Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria and Princess Yolande of Ligne) and his wife, Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Royals at Sandhurst Graduation

  April 16, 2012 at 10:31 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force on Friday in Sandhurst, England where they were present at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the passing out ceremony of Prince Wenceslas of Nassau and Archduke Alexander of Austria. The two princes, both grandsons of former Grand Duke Jean, took part in the Sovereign’s Parade to signify the end of the military training at the Academy. Their regiment, among over … Continue reading

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Double Engagement in the House of Habsburg

  December 23, 2011 at 6:36 am by

2 sons of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and his wife née Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg, officially celebrated their respective engagements on 22 December in Brussels, Belgium. Archduke Imre got engaged to Kathleen Walker and Archduke Christoph got engaged to Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch. Archduchess Marie Astrid is the first child of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and of his wife, the late Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, née Princess of Belgium. Archduke Carl … Continue reading

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Archduke Felix of Austria Has Died

  September 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm by

HIRH Archduke Felix of Austria died on September 6, 2011. The Archduke was born on May 31, 1916, as third son and foureth child of Emperor Karl of Austria, King of Hungary, and his wife, née Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. The Archduke was the last surviving child of the late Emperor and late Empress. Archduke Felix was married to the late Archduchess Anna-Eugénie, née Princess of Arenberg, Duchess of Arenberg, … Continue reading

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Archduke Otto von Habsburg has died

  July 4, 2011 at 7:50 am by

The former head of the Imperial House of Habsburg, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, has passed away at the age of ninety-eight. The Habsburg family released the news on their website, stating that he died in his sleep, at his home in Pöcking, Upper Bavaria. He will be buried later this month in the Kapuzinergruft (Emperor’s Tomb), below the Capuchin Church in Vienna, the resting place of past Habsburg rulers (with … Continue reading

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98th Birthday of Archduke Otto

  November 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm by

Today marks the 98th birthday of Archduke Otto of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, former Head of the Austrian Imperial Family from 1922 to his abdication in 2007, perhaps best known simply as Otto von Habsburg, writer, journalist and European politician. Usually 98th birthdays aren’t regarded as milestones; but the anniversary of such an extraordinary man deserves some celebration, and we want to do by reposting the (updated) biography … Continue reading

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Funeral of Archduke Rudolph

  May 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm by

The funeral of Archduke Rudolph of Austria, dead two weeks ago aged 90, took place yesterday afternoon in Bruxelles, at the Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon, at 3.30 pm. The ceremony was attended by the widow of the late Archduke, Archduchess Anna Gabriele, and by his four surviving children: Archduchess Maria Anna with her husband Prince Peter Galitzine, Archduke Carl Peter with his wife Alexandra, née Princess of Wrede, Archduke Simeon with … Continue reading

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Archduke Rudolph to be buried in Muri

  May 18, 2010 at 9:35 am by

More details have been released about the funeral and burial of Archduke Rudolph of Austria, who died last Saturday, 15 May 2010. The funeral will take place on Saturday 29 May 2010, at 15.30, at the Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon, in Bruxelles. Archduke Rudolph will then be buried in a private ceremony on Friday 4 June 2010 in the Loretokapelle in Muri; this vault have been built as burial place for … Continue reading

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Archduke Rudolph Passed Away

  May 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm by

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Rudolph of Austria passed away yesterday, 15 May 2010, aged 90. He was born on 5 September 1919 in Villa Prangins, near Nyon, Switzerland, where his family was living in exile after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. He was the fifth son and sixth child of Emperor Karl I of Austria and Empress Zita. His father died when little Rudolph was 3. During … Continue reading

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Funeral of Archduchess Regina

  February 10, 2010 at 5:31 am by

The funeral of HI&RH Archduchess Regina of Austria, Princess of Hungary, took place yesterday morning, at 10.30am, at the Parish Church of St. Pius in Pöcking, Bavaria. The Archduchess died last Wednesday in Villa Austria, in Pöcking, the home where she lived since 1954 with her husband, Archduke Otto, the eldest son and heir of Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita of Austria. The ceremony was attended by the seven … Continue reading

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Archduchess Regina Will Be Burried In Veste Heldburg

  February 4, 2010 at 8:14 am by

Newspaper ‘Die Presse’ has released some more details about the upcoming funeral of Archduchess Regina of Austria, who died yesterday morning in Pöcking, Bavaria at the age of 85. From Saturday February 6th to Monday February 8th archduchess Regina will lie in state in the church of Sankt Ulrich in Pöcking. On Tuesday Walter Mixa, the bishop of Augsburg, will hold a Requiem in Pöcking, in the memory of the … Continue reading

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Archduchess Regina Passed Away

  February 3, 2010 at 7:44 am by

Archduchess Regina of Austria, wife of the head of the Austrian imperial family, Archduke Otto, has died this morning in the family house in Pöcking near the Lake Starnberg in Bavaria, Germany.  The 85 year old archduchess died peacefully at 08.40 AM, with several members of the family present, according to a spokesperson of the family. Her eldest son, archduke Karl comments: ‘My mother was an example to all of … Continue reading

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Archduchess Fransesca Receives Golden Order of Merit

  December 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm by

On November 25th, Archduchess Francesca of Austria (née baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza) was honored with the order of Golden Merit of the province of Vienna, Austria. The Archduchess who is married to the heir of the cheif of the House of Habsburg, Austria’s former Imperial family, received the order from the Andreas Mailath-Pokorny. She recveived the order for her work with the foundation “Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary”. Apart from her husband Karl, their … Continue reading

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Archduke Otto turns 97

  November 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm by

Archduke Otto of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, former Head of the Austrian Imperial Family from 1922 until his abdication in 2007, turns 97 years old today. He was born on 20 November 1912 at Villa Wartholtz in Reichenau, the eldest child of Archduke Karl and Archduchess Zita. Archduke Karl (1887-1922) was the eldest son of Archduke Otto (1865-1906, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef) and Archduchess Maria Josepha … Continue reading

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Archduchess Gabriela appointed as Georgian Ambassador

  October 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm by

Archduchess Gabriela of Austria will be appointed as Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Germany by the Georgian President Mikhael Saakachvili; now her appointment has to be approved by the Georgian Parliament. The Archduchess, who is a Georgian citizen since 2007, will replace the present Ambassador Levan Duchidze. The reasons of the appointment of Archduchess Gabriela have been explained by Akaki Minashvili, Georgian Member of the Parliament and Chairman of Committee … Continue reading

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Archduke Rudolph turns 90

  September 5, 2009 at 3:39 am by

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Rudolph of Austria turns 90 years old today. He was born in Nyon, in Switzerland, where his family was living in exile after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, on 5th September 1919, the sixth child and fifth son of Emperor Karl I of Austria and his wife Empress Zita, born Princess of Bourbon-Parma. Archduke Rudolph married firstly in 1953 in New York Countess … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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