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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #150 on: July 04, 2011, 11:34:32 AM »
He was something like connection between "today modern world" and "world of the past". People in his age, who can remember "old empire" stepwise leave us.  :( RIP Archduke Otto!

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« Reply #151 on: July 04, 2011, 02:01:16 PM »

He was the son and heir of the last King of my homeland, I feel tremendous respect for him.

May he rest in peace.

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« Reply #152 on: July 04, 2011, 03:54:24 PM »
The schedules for the Requiem Masses as well as the funeral have been announced:

Saturday July 9th, at 14.00PM at the church of St.Pius,Pöcking,celebrated by HE Bishop Dr.Konrad Zdarsa

Monday July 11th, at 10.00AM at the Theatinerkirche, ( next to the Residenz-),Munich,celebrated by HE Kardinal Rainhard Marx.
Afterwards the Taking-Leave ceremony will take place by the Bayerischen Gebirgsschützen and Tiroler Schützenkompanien
at the Odeonsplatz inbetween the Church and the Residenz.

Tuesday July 12th,TI & RH Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina will Lie in State at the Wahlfartsbasilika,Mariazell,Austria

Wednesday july 13th,Requiem at the Wahlfartsbasilika,Mariazell

Thursday and Friday july 14th & 15th: TI & RH Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina will Lie in State at the Kapuziner church,Vienna

Saturday july 16th,Requiem at 15.00PM local time ( GMT+1) at the St.Stephansdom,Vienna,celebrated by Kardinal Kristoph Schönborn,
after which the Funerary procession will proceed through the streets of Vienna followed by the interment of TI & RH in the Kapuzinergruft
next to HM Empress Zita.

Sunday July 17th,Requiem in Budapest,Hungary as the late Archdukes heart will be interred in the benedictine abbey of Pannonhalma.

Indeed,ceremonies worthy of an Emperor and Empress of Austria.

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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #153 on: July 04, 2011, 04:55:31 PM »
He was a great, charming, wise and intelligent person.
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Re: Archduke Otto (1912-2011) and his family
« Reply #154 on: July 04, 2011, 06:46:22 PM »
Hi,



Had Otto ascended the Austro-Hungarian throne in 1922, when his father died, then he would have reigned for 89 years.  That must have then been the longest reign in European history.



Of course, this is dependant on the Empire still being in tact in 1918-1919 and not becoming a republic.

Also, if the Empire had not fallen, then perhaps Emperor Karl would not have died in 1922....



A lot of "if's" here but fascinating to comprhend!!



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« Reply #155 on: July 05, 2011, 08:18:14 AM »

'Had Otto ascended the Austro-Hungarian throne in 1922, when his father died, then he would have reigned for 89 years.  That must have then been the longest reign in European history.'

Definitely. The longest is Louis XIV, at 72 years. Otto also outstrips the previous longest tenure of a royal pretender by quite some way - James Francis Edward, 'the Old Pretender' managed a fairly modest 64 years.

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« Reply #156 on: July 06, 2011, 12:02:05 AM »
To think when he was born, the great Empires of Europe still stood.
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« Reply #157 on: July 06, 2011, 01:29:46 AM »

St.Pius church,Pöcking,Bavaria.HI & RH Archduke Otto lies in repose.

http://www.rp-online.de/politik/deutschland/Totenwache-fuer-einen-grossen-Europaeer_bid_66102.html

Kapuziner Crypt.The remains of Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina will be placed next to HM Empress Zita
and Archduke Otto's brother Carl Ludwig in the Gruftkapelle.

http://www.kaisergruft.at/



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« Reply #158 on: July 06, 2011, 03:31:11 AM »
Just think. Otto's father succeeded Franz Josef, who was the nephew of Marie Louise and hence nephew by marriage of Napoleon!

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« Reply #159 on: July 06, 2011, 10:23:15 AM »
The condolence register at the site of the late Archduke Otto:

http://www.ottovonhabsburg.org/content.asp?lang=en

( If you click on the german language sign,you can see the scheduled ceremonies and funerary arrangements)



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« Reply #160 on: July 06, 2011, 12:09:42 PM »
The condolence register at the site of the late Archduke Otto:

http://www.ottovonhabsburg.org/content.asp?lang=en

( If you click on the german language sign,you can see the scheduled ceremonies and funerary arrangements)


Schedules and info by the Municipality of Pöcking regarding the Requiem,masses and opening of the church where the late Archduke lies in repose.

The church will be opened 24 hours a day till saturday when the Requiem will be held at the church on saturday july 9th at 14.00 PM local time.

http://www.poecking.de/index_page.php?grp=HABSBURG

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« Reply #161 on: July 06, 2011, 08:28:23 PM »
Otto must have had his mothers genes, he lived to a ripe old age, like she did (when she died in 1989, Zita was 97 years old).
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« Reply #162 on: July 08, 2011, 01:04:26 AM »
To think when he was born, the great Empires of Europe still stood.

He also was a first cousin to the late Duke of Parma who died last year,the Duke's father,Xavier,was a brother of Otto's mother,the Empress Zita.

The present Duke of Parma is the eldest son of HRH Princess Irene of The Netherlands and Prince Carlos Hugo de Bourbon-Parma,Duke of Parma who passed away  last year.
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« Reply #163 on: July 08, 2011, 12:29:50 PM »
The Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma,Hungary where the heart of the late Archduke Otto will be interred on sunday july 17th.

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=15986433&pos=1

The Crypt in the Abbey:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=15986464&pos=4

The marble plaque marks the place where the Heart of the late Archduke Otto will be interred:

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=1&ShowPicture=15986473&pos=5

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« Reply #164 on: July 09, 2011, 12:48:13 AM »
The French Republic posthumously bestowed HI & RH Archduke Otto with the Chevalier de Ordre National de la Legion d' Honneur,
the highest decoration of France.The decoration was to signify the work of Otto von Habsburg for a united Europe and for enhancing
the German - French relations.

The Legion d'Honneur was handed over to Archduke Karl,eldest son of the deceased at the foot of the coffin of the late Archduke
in Pöcking yesterday by the Grand Chancellor of the Ordre National de la Legion d"Honneur,French Forces General Jean Louis Georgelin.

More details of the funerary arrangements have been announced.The funerary procession is expected to be the longest
in Austrian history with an expected lenght of 1.2 kilometer.

Today,saturday,is the Requiem in Pöcking,Bavaria,hometown of the late Archduke Otto.

Monday at 10.00AM the Requiem at the Theatinerkirche at the Odeons Square,Munich followed by a reception
hosted by the Prime-Minister of Bavaria at the Residenz,the Royal Palace opposite the Theatinerkirche.

Tuesday and wednesday the remains of the Archduke Otto will lay in repose in Mariazell,Austria and
a Requiem will be celebrated in the Wahlfartskirche,Mariazell on wednesday.

On thursday and friday the remains of Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina will lay in repose at the
Kapuzinerkirche at the Neuer Markt,Vienna,where video-walls will allow a view inside the church for the
expected thousands who will pay their last respects.

During the night of july 15th to july 16th,friday to saturday,the remains of TI & RH will be moved to the
Stephans Dom,Vienna where a morning Mass is held at 07.30 after which the church will be closed in
order to get all arrangements in place including crème flower decarations as well as the wreaths of the
Children and grandchildren .

Starting at 13.00PM the invited guests will enter the Dom.Everyone who doesn't have one of the very
few places left in the Dom itself,can follow the Requiem on 4 video walls,2 at the Stephans Square,
1 at the Heldenplatz and 1 at the Neuen Markt.

It will be State Funeral attended by the President of Austria:Mr.Heinz Fischer,Chancellor Werner Fayman,
the governor of Nieder-Österreich and HSH Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein.

His Eminence the Kardinal Christoph Schönborn will celebrate the Requiem while the Dom musicians will
perform the Requiem by Michael Haydn.Sixty priests and Bishops will co-celebrate the Requiem.

The Austrian Armed Forces will be Honorary Guard during the ceremonies.

The Requiem will start at 15.00PM local time,GMT + 1,EST + 6.Austrian national TV station ORF will
air it LIVE.I hope I can get a good link of them by that time.

After the Requiem the coffins with the remains of TI & RH will be taken in an open car, ( No carriage.) from
the Stephans Dom via the Graben,the Kohlmarkt to the Hofburg and from there via the Ring to the Kapuzinergruft,
the final resting place of the Imperial Family.

The "knocking on the door" ceremony at 19.00PM and the subsequent interment of TI & RH at the Kapuzinergruft
 is a ceremony with only Habsburg Family members in attendance.

The ceremony consists of the Master of Ceremonies knocking on the door of the Crypt asking admittance of Otto and Regina
with their full titles and honours to which a monk inside answers "We do not know them".
The the Master of Ceremonies asks again,with mentioning of the title of Archduke and Archduchess,again the monk will deny
access with the words;"We do not know them",to which the master of ceremonies requests for the poor sinners Otto and
Regina to be admitted,after which the monk will say admittance is granted and open the doors to the Crypt.A ceremony dating
hundreds of years as was and is custom for the Habsburg Family.

The church in Pöcking,Bavaria where the late Archduke lies in repose at present,and more links:

http://www.oe24.at/oesterreich/chronik/slideshow/Hier-wird-Otto-Habsburg-aufgebahrt/33230634

The Gruft chapel where HM the Empress Zita and her son Archduke Carl Ludwig are interred
as will Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina on saturday july 16th.

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=2&ShowPicture=15989447&pos=24

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=2&ShowPicture=15989396&pos=18

The bust of the Blessed Emperor Karl I in the Gruft Chapel next to the tomb of his spouse Zita.

http://www.anp-photo.com/search.pp?page=2&ShowPicture=15989399&pos=19

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