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Funeral of HI &RH Archduke Rudolf,Brussels:

http://www.royaltyguide.nl/special/2010-05-29%20funeral%20archduke%20Rudolph.htm

courtesy mardam.

I really can't understand why a lot of people are laughing and posing for pictures when they attend a funeral ... This appears absolutely strange to me.

I always wonder as well. The one reason that I can explain the "cheesy" Royals at a funeral of their peers - they are so used to all these ceremonies of their rank and deaths of their "brothers/sisters" that they just don't mind too much. One more funeral, nothing more, such is life...
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Funeral of HI &RH Archduke Rudolf,Brussels:

http://www.royaltyguide.nl/special/2010-05-29%20funeral%20archduke%20Rudolph.htm

courtesy mardam.

I really can't understand why a lot of people are laughing and posing for pictures when they attend a funeral ... This appears absolutely strange to me.
A funeral is a celebration of the life as well as a farewell to the dead.Isnt it better to remember someone with a smile...perhaps because they smiled...

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The oldest member of the Habsburg Family,passed away a few days ago and was interred today in St.Gilgen.
Archduchess Marie Valerie of Habsburg (98) was the spouse of Archduke Georg of the Tuscany line.
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Re: Announcements of births/deaths/weddings/anniversaries in the Habsburg family
« Reply #169 on: September 07, 2011, 10:44:13 AM »
Two months after his brother Otto,HI & RH Archduke Felix ( May 31st 1916) passed away in Mexico.
All 7 children of the Blessed Emperor Charles I have returned to their Maker now.

He was married since 1952 with the late Archduchess Anna,néé Princess of Arenberg ( 1925 - 1997).

The couple had 7 children.

R.I.P.
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Archduke Felix of Austria (given names: Felix Friedrich August Maria vom Siege Franz Joseph Peter Karl Anton Robert Otto Pius Michael Benedikt Sebastian Ignatius Marcus d'Aviano) passend away on Sept. 6 th 2011. He was buried at Muri, on october, 1st 2011
He was the last surviving child of the last Austrian Emperor Charles I and a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and a younger brother of the late Crown Prince Otto of Austria.

Archduke Felix was less than three years old when Austria-Hungary collapsed following its defeat in the First World War. As a result, republics were declared in the now-separate countries Austria and Hungary which led to exile of the Imperial Family. Originally exiled in Switzerland the Imperial Family were taken to Portuguese island of Madeira in 1921 after Archduke Felix's father's failed attempts to claim the throne in the Kingdom of Hungary from the regent Miklós Horthy. On 1 April 1922 his father Emperor Charles died in Madeira.

In the autumn of the year 1937 Archduke Felix was permitted to return to Austria, entering the Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt. He became the first Habsburg since the abolition of the monarchy to pursue a career as an officer in the Austrian Army.
With the Anschluss approaching Archduke Felix, his sister Archduchess Adelheid and Archduke Eugen fled Austria crossing the border to Czechoslovakia.

During the Second World War while in the United States, Felix and his brother Karl Ludwig volunteered to serve in the 101st US Infantry Battalion known as the "Free Austria Battalion". However the battalion was disbanded when a number of exiled Jewish volunteers who made up the majority of force ultimately declined to confirm their enlistment.

[edit] Return to Austria Felix, unlike his brother Otto, always refused to renounce his rights to the Austrian throne and membership of the Habsburg family, saying that doing so would violate his human rights. As a result he was banned from entering Austria except for a brief three-day stay in 1989 in order to attend his mother's funeral.[8] On 10 March 1996, after Austria had joined the European Union and the concurrent dropping of staffed border checkpoints between Austria and other EU countries, he crossed into the country from Germany and held a press conference the next day to announce his illegal arrival.[9] After his presence became known, he was warned by the Austrian government that he would face prosecution if he ever tried to enter the country illegally again.[10] Ultimately, a deal was reached between Felix, his brother Karl Ludwig and the Austrian government whereby they declared their allegiance to the republic without any reference being made to their rights to the throne or to their membership in the Imperial Family.[9]

In June 1998, in a joint action with his brother Karl Ludwig, Felix attempted to have the properties which were given to their ancestor Maria Theresa of Austria by her husband Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor restored to them after the properties had been taken from the Habsburg family by Adolf Hitler during the Anschluss.[11]

Felix built up a number of successful businesses in Mexico and Brussels[9] and worked as a marketing consultant.[12]

During his time in exile Archduke Felix lived in Portugal, Belgium, Mexico and the United States.[8] He lived in the colonia of San Ángel in Mexico City where he died 6 September 2011.[13]

[edit] Marriage and childrenFelix was married civilly on 18 November 1952 at Beaulieu, France, and religiously a day later, to Princess and Duchess Anna-Eugénie of Arenberg (1925–1997).[2] They had seven children.

Archduchess Maria del Pilar of Austria (born 1953) married Vollrad-Joachim Edler von Poschinger (born 1952)
Archduke Carl Philipp (Carlos Felipe) of Austria (born 1954) married first (div 1997) Martina Donath. Married second Annie-Claire Christine Lacrambe (born 1959)
Archduchess Kinga of Austria (born 1955) married Baron Wolfgang von Erffa (born 1948)
Archduke Raimund (Ramon) of Austria (1958–2008) married Bettine Götz (born 1969)
Archduchess Myriam of Austria (born 1959) married Jaime Corcuera Acheson (born 1955), a Mexican descendant of the Earls of Gosford.
Archduke István (Esteban) of Austria (born 1961) married Paola de Temesváry (born 1971)
Archduchess Viridis of Austria (born 1962) married The Hon. Karl Dunning-Gribble (born 1961)

As they all lived in Mexico, and some still do, they are called by the Spanish equivalent to their names.
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Other article:

HIRH Archduke Felix of Austria died on September 6, 2011.

The Archduke was born on May 31, 1916, as third son and fourth 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. He passed away in Mexico, where he had lived for decades.

Archduke Felix was married to the late Archduchess Anna-Eugénie, née Princess of Arenberg, Duchess of Arenberg (1925-1997), and together they have 7 children, Archduchess Maria del Pilar(b. 1953); Archduke Carl Philipp (1954); Archduchess Kinga (1955); the late Archduke Raimund (1958-2008); Archduchess Myriam (b. 1959); Archduke István (b. 1961) and Archduchess Viridis (b. 1961). The Archduke settled in Mexico and led a very successful business career. All but one of his children were born in that country.
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Further information about Archduke Felix found in a newspaper article:

"(....) It is worth adding that his survival  to the age of 3, let alone 95, was almost certainly the result of actions taken by three Britons:
King George V, who arranged  for the Habsburg royal family to be given "moral" support during their temporary in Eckartsau near Vienna
during the bitter winter of 1918-19, and the two Colonels, John Orlando Summerhayens, RAMC and Edward Lisle Strutt, Royal Scots.
Colonel Summerhayes was appointed as "Ehrenkavalier" on February II, 1919, arriving at Eckartsau a few days later to protect the imperial family
and, as a doctor, tend to their health before he was replaced by the aristocratric, Roman Catholic Strutt a week or so later.
Two year old Felix was particularly ill and the Empress Zita persuaded Strutt to allow Summerhayes to accompany Felix to Switzerland for medical
treatment, a decision which probably saved his life.
No further evidence has come to light confirming this winter journey to Switzerland. Perhaps there still remain members of the Habsburg family or their entourage who have memories or stories of this episode."



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I have made a single topic for it, I didn't see that there is a thread for announcements of births and deads of the Habsburgs.

I opened a single thread about Archduke Felix. Please look at this, too.

Thanks.
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It is also worth noting that Archduke Felix was a real survivor. For his political engagement before the Second World War and during the same Archduke Felix collected 6 different death sentences issued by the Nazis for his activities against the III Reich. One of them was issued by Adolf Hitler himself and another by Heinrich Himmler, the other 4 by different hi ranking Nazi Officials.
He survived them all

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Now that is impressive.

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Re: Announcements of births/deaths/weddings/anniversaries in the Habsburg family
« Reply #176 on: November 21, 2011, 04:04:45 PM »
It is also worth noting that Archduke Felix was a real survivor. For his political engagement before the Second World War and during the same Archduke Felix collected 6 different death sentences issued by the Nazis for his activities against the III Reich. One of them was issued by Adolf Hitler himself and another by Heinrich Himmler, the other 4 by different hi ranking Nazi Officials.
He survived them all


On wednesday november 23rd at 16.00PM,a Requiem will be held at the Kapuzinerkirche,Vienna,for the late Archduke Felix.

Source:Miss Eva Demmerle,a confidant to the Family and secretary to the late Archduke Otto.
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The Habsburgs in Madeira to Commemorate the Emperor's Anniversary
« Reply #177 on: March 31, 2012, 09:28:44 PM »
A sizable contingent of Habsburgs, accompanied by members of the League of Prayers for the Emperor Karl of Austria, are headed to Madeira.

While on the Portuguese island the Habsburg family will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Emperor Karl's death, as well as his 125th birthday anniversary.

In 1916 Karl became Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary on the death of his great-uncle, Emperor Franz Josef. He was forced off the dual throne as the empire collapse at the end of the Great War.

Born on 17 August 1887, Karl was the first sons of Archduke Otto of Austria (1865-1906) and of his wife, the former Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony(1867-1944), herself a granddaughter of Queen Maria II of Portugal.

Then Archduke Karl married Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892-1989) on 21 October 1911. Their wedding took place at her family's vast residence, Schloß Frohsdorf (sold many years later and now a women's prison), and was attended by many important personalities, among them Emperor Franz Joseph, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, King Friedrich August III of Saxony and the Duke of Madrid, Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne.

More at:

http://erhj.blogspot.com/2012/03/habsburgs-head-to-madeira-to.html

I was invited to attend both as a member of the League of Prayers for Emperor Karl and a friend of several Habsburgs. However, scheduling conflicts preveted me from being there. A pity. However, I asked several of then Habsburgs I know to take photos!
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Ninetieth Anniversary of the Emperor's Death
« Reply #178 on: April 01, 2012, 01:03:03 PM »
Today 90 years ago the unexpected news came of the death of the last Emperor
and King of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  He had been forced to spend the last part
of his earthly life in exile on the island of Madeira, far away from his homeland.

News of this event was met all around with a sense of profound shock.

More...

http://erhj.blogspot.com/2012/04/today-marks-90th-anniversary-of-emperor.html
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Glad to see you back Arturo. Hope you are well.
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