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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #225 on: July 15, 2011, 11:24:55 PM »
Capuchin church,Emperors chapel,mourners line up to pay their last respect,and the Orders of the late Archduke:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/korom/5940080655/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/korom/5940636218/in/set-72157627187363294/

The Capuchin church,lieying in repose of TI & RH Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina of Austria:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqacRZ3yj8E&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1C-GXQ1LdY&feature=related

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« Reply #226 on: July 15, 2011, 11:40:29 PM »
Link to Austrian national tv Station ORF2 for the funeral on saturday july 16th.

http://tvthek.orf.at/programs/2610757-Abschied-von-Otto-Habsburg/episodes/2622917-Abschied-von-Otto-Habsburg/2622919-Abschied-von-Otto-Habsburg


Link to LIVE coverage of the Requiem and funerary procession this afternoon.
The Requiem starts at 15.00PM CET,local time,GMT + 1,EST + 6.
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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #227 on: July 16, 2011, 12:12:01 AM »
The list of Official guests is impressive,and well deserved as a farewell for Otto Archduke of Austria:

TM The King and Queen of Sweden
TRH The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
HRH Infanta Christina of Spain
TI & RH Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid of Belgium,Archduke and Archduchess of Habsburg-Este
TSH Prince Hans-Adam and Princess Marie Aglaé of Liechtenstein
HMEH The Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta
TRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

The President of Austria
The President of Hungary
The President of Georgia

The Chancellor of Austria
The President of the European Parliament
The Prime Minister of Croatia
The Prime Minister of Macedonia
The Foreign Minister of the Czech republic:Prince Karl of  Schwartzenberg

King Mihai and Prince Georgi of Romania
Tsar Simeon of Bulgaria
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Parma and Piacenza
HRH Prince Jaime de Bourbon Parma
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Braganza
HIH Prince Asfa Wosen of Ethiopia

Members of the Austrian-Hungarian and German Nobility..

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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #228 on: July 16, 2011, 02:22:20 AM »
Another link to the LIVE coverage of the funeral today in case the link a few posts above do not work:

http://www.euronews.net/news/streaming-live/

Time of the Requiem:15.00PM local time,GMT + 1,EST + 6,PST + 9....i think..


Those who found their last resting place in the Imperial Crypt already:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1310719329.html

Courtesy Barbara D.,GB

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« Reply #229 on: July 16, 2011, 02:42:46 AM »
Obituary in The Economist,warm,thruthfull,with a good view and knowledge of History,and thus recommended:

http://www.economist.com/node/18956124?story_id=18956124

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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #230 on: July 16, 2011, 06:20:51 AM »
Another link to the LIVE coverage of the funeral today in case the link a few posts above do not work:

http://www.euronews.net/news/streaming-live/

Time of the Requiem:15.00PM local time,GMT + 1,EST + 6,PST + 9....i think..


Those who found their last resting place in the Imperial Crypt already:

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1310719329.html

Courtesy Barbara D.,GB




And another link in case the others don't work for some reason as seems to be the case around the globe as i had messages from Oz to California to Finland and closer too.

Try this one:

http://wien.orf.at/

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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #231 on: July 16, 2011, 06:41:05 AM »
This article also has a map of the funerary procession and extensive articles on the history of the Habsburgs and Austria:

http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/chronik/habsburger/2787630/letztes-geleid-fuer-kaisersohn-otto.story

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« Reply #233 on: July 16, 2011, 10:15:49 AM »

http://tvthek.orf.at/live/2609477



The gentleman in the Navy uniform of a Captain-Lieutenant of the German Navy is the eldest son of Gabriela Meister,néé Archduchess Gabriela of Austria,now living in Georgia and that countries ambassador to Germany.Severin Meister received special permission to attend the funeral in his German Navy uniform by the German Embassy in Vienna.He wears the pillow with the Golden Fleece,the Toison d'Or,of his late grandfather and walks ahead of the catafalc with his grandfathers remains.

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« Reply #234 on: July 16, 2011, 11:49:02 AM »
Thank you for that info, Tim. I was wondering who he is.  Sadly, the live broadcast came to an abrupt end here,  just after the  doors were opened at the coffin admitted. I would have loved to have it, but understand the ceremony of internment  might be  sensitive.
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« Reply #235 on: July 16, 2011, 11:54:20 AM »
Just wondering was there any English tv that did this live also ?

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« Reply #236 on: July 16, 2011, 11:56:39 AM »
Thank you for that info, Tim. I was wondering who he is.  Sadly, the live broadcast came to an abrupt end here,  just after the  doors were opened at the coffin admitted. I would have loved to have it, but understand the ceremony of internment  might be  sensitive.

Uhh Tim?...it was me..Same here Robert,after the coffin was carried into the Crypt they went of the air,that was it.The ceremony
in the Crypt will be a private one by wish of the family.Understandeble,they have been in the spotlights for nearly a
fortnight since the demise of Archduke Otto.But glad you were able to follow all at all.A very moving Requiem and procession,
the Guards of the Austrian Armed Forces,the Historical Societies of Schützen and Imperial Lifeguards,the gun salute at the Heldenplatz
by the another Historical Society of Schützen safeguarding the times of the Monarchy and keeping alive its traditions,beautifull,and moving,
it was so moving,all of it.And the thousands that thronged the streets of Vienna,marvellous,a truly fitting farewell for the last Crown Prince.

The singing of the old Imperial Anthem in the Dom,all,except Austrian Pressident Heinz Fischer sang along,nor did the Austrain Chancellor...
everybody else did,including HM Queen Silvia of Sweden and TSH Prince Hans Adam and Princess Marie-Aglaé of Liechtenstein,all.

Heartwarming,and what a fitting farewell.
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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #237 on: July 16, 2011, 12:58:16 PM »
Just impressive! And it´s nice to see the huge respect towards him.

Archduke Felix wasn´t there?
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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #238 on: July 16, 2011, 01:21:34 PM »
Archduke Otto of Habsburg In life was an honorable man, and the mass In the Stephansdom was befitting his position, beliefs & convictions.
It was truly excellent.

As a side my family originally comes from Wien.
The parade through the streets I'm not saying much about It, disappointed Is what comes to mind very disappointing.

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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #239 on: July 16, 2011, 02:08:22 PM »
Why do you say that, Whiskers ? I have been to Vienna and the  crypt. I thought the procession, although a bit theatrical was impressive. I also doubt the numbers of observers, but, be that as it may, a well deserved  sendoff.
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