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« Reply #300 on: August 19, 2009, 09:26:30 AM »
Unfortunately I missed this event:



Translation: Solemn mass in the recurrence of the 87 anniversary of the death of Blessed Karl of Austria, saturday, 21 March 2009, in Trieste - Church of Montuzza....

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« Reply #302 on: August 19, 2009, 10:32:24 AM »
Kaiser Karl of Austria in Moena (now in Trentino - Alto Adige, Italy).


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« Reply #303 on: August 19, 2009, 03:15:20 PM »
Another one during the WWI


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« Reply #304 on: August 20, 2009, 12:35:55 PM »
What beautiful images, specially one of the firsts, the one that appears three different generations together,
and is dated in 1915, is the oldest one the Emperor Franz Joseph? Thank you for posting them

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« Reply #305 on: August 20, 2009, 02:16:17 PM »
is the oldest one the Emperor Franz Joseph? Thank you for posting them

You're welcome!  :)

Yes, of course Emperor Franz Joseph was the oldest, he died in 1916, aged 86 years old, in 1916 Emperor Karl was just 27 years old if I'm not wrong.
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« Reply #306 on: August 20, 2009, 04:09:40 PM »
Miracle attributed to Blessed Karl: http://norumbega.co.uk/2008/04/14/blessed-charles/

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« Reply #307 on: August 21, 2009, 12:07:40 PM »
Thank you for the information, in 1916 Karl was 29, because he was born in 1887 ;-)

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« Reply #308 on: August 21, 2009, 01:49:09 PM »
Thank you for the information, in 1916 Karl was 29, because he was born in 1887 ;-)

Exactly!...thank you for the correction!  ;)

An article about Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita: http://catholicism.org/karl-hapsburg.html

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« Reply #309 on: August 22, 2009, 01:15:12 PM »
Thank you for the information, in 1916 Karl was 29, because he was born in 1887 ;-)

Exactly!...thank you for the correction!  ;)

An article about Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita: http://catholicism.org/karl-hapsburg.html

You're welcome and thanks for the link :-)

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« Reply #310 on: August 29, 2009, 06:46:55 PM »
Greetings all, this is my first post here. 

Something I've always wondered about:  Both times Karl tried to regain the Hungarian throne, the reason Admiral Horthy gave for refusing to hand over the crown because the Little Entente would have attacked Hungary.  I don't think Horthy was bluffing, and I don't think he was power hungry himself (he didn't really act like it, as far as I know.)  So it seems that Horthy's fear was a genuine one. 

Given that Karl did not start the war, and also given that he was the only one to actively tried to stop it, it was obvious that Karl was not the type to go off and attack other nations.  He would have posed no threat to his neighbours. 

So, why were they so hostile?  Was it general anti-Habsburgism?  Latent anti-monarchism springing from socialism?  Something else?  A combination of all of the above?  It is a bit of a mystery to me. 

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« Reply #311 on: August 29, 2009, 06:51:21 PM »
Greetings, this is my second post in the Alexander Palace.  I have a question about the Imperial family in Madeira, and I hope this is the right thread to post it on. 

I have read that they had three or four servants living with them in Madeira:  the Count and Countess Hunyadi and a couple more.   Who paid the servants if Karl & Zita were bankrupt?  Did they have any families themselves?  Whatever happened to them afterwards?

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« Reply #312 on: August 29, 2009, 07:03:29 PM »
I've read in passing in a few places that Zita and the children stayed in Canada for some time---Québec City I understand---and that some of the children went to school here.  When did they arrive?  When did they leave?  Any one know any other details?  (I'm in Canada, and I've not got the money to go over to Europe.  But I would love to do a "Habsburg pilgrimage" to Québec City if I can find out more details!)

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« Reply #313 on: August 29, 2009, 07:08:38 PM »
Hi,

I'm a new member here. I have a question regarding imperial coronation. It seems Emperor Karl and Empress Zita were only crowned in Hungary. Why weren't they crowned in Vienna? Was there usually an imperial coronation for the Austrian monarchs?

thanks.

I read that Karl didn't get crowned elsewhere for a number of reasons.  Although he wanted to, and it was his intention to eventually get crowned everywhere applicable, he

(1) not want to put the Empire through additional expenses in wartime;

(2) eventually discovered some of the oaths he would have had to take to defend various territories were contradictory because of border disputes; and probably most importantly, 

(3) he ran out of time. 

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« Reply #314 on: September 02, 2009, 11:53:45 AM »


Portrait based on the same photo