Browsing Archive: May, 2011

Archduchess Marie-Christine von Habsburg granted tenant rights in her own palace

Posted by Franz von Habsburg on Thursday, May 19, 2011, In : General 
After 60 years in exile in Switzerland, Duchess Marie-Christine von Habsburg, 87, is living out her golden years as a tenant in two rooms of her family's vast palace in southern Poland.

"Well, isn't that funny? I live here as a tenant in my own palace" in the town of Zywiec, she says, making light of the situation.

But she insists she is "the happiest of tenants" in one of the properties of the famed Habsburg Dynasty, this one expropriated by communists after the war and which her family never ...

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Habsburg heir puts 'Dracula's Castle' up for sale in Transylvania

Posted by Franz von Habsburg on Friday, May 13, 2011, In : General 
BUCHAREST, Romania - An heir of Romania's former royal family put "Dracula's Castle" in Transylvania up for sale Monday, hoping to secure a buyer who will respect "the property and its history," a U.S.-based investment company said.

The Bran Castle, perched on a cliff near Brasov in mountainous central Romania, is a top tourist attraction because of its ties to Prince Vlad the Impaler, the warlord whose cruelty inspired Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, "Dracula."

Legend has it that Vlad, who earned h...

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Franz Josef Prach von Habsburg-Lothringen

Posted by Franz von Habsburg on Friday, May 13, 2011, In : General 

Beverly Hills -- Josef Franz Prach von Habsburg-Lothringen, the Prince of Austria, circulates in high society. He has been known to take meals with a retinue of body guards, prance about in a cape and he lives in a chic loft in Manhattan's trendy Soho district.

Josef Meyers is a former mental patient, flim-flam man and onetime accused cocaine dealer who grew up in a broken home in Beverly Hills, Mich., changed his name in midlife, abandoned his first wife and children for a second wife and chi...

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Statement regarding Mr Meyers. Michigan USA.

Posted by Franz von Habsburg on Friday, May 13, 2011, In : Statement 
The House of Habsburg has no association with Mr Joseph Meyers, who has been using the House name without authorization from anyone with the Family, and is in violation of House Law regarding the matter of Imperial House name usage. We as such do not recognize his use of our name and so distance ourself from the man himself. The law must take its course with regard to the alleged offences this man has committed.

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Archduchess Regina von Habsburg Dies

Posted by Franz von Habsburg on Friday, May 13, 2011, In : Obituaries 

Archduchess Regina von Habsburg, who died on February 3 aged 85, was the wife of Dr Otto von Habsburg – formerly Crown Prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and latterly a highly respected member of the European parliament; had history taken a different turn, she would have been Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary.


Christened Regina Helene Elisabeth Margarete, she was born in Würzburg, Germany, on January 6 1925, the youngest of four daughters of Prince Georg, the titular Duke Georg II...

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