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Political ambitions over Habsburg hype

Posted by Franz von Habsburg on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : General 
A monarchy-endorsing movement has vowed to compete in the next general elections as the last heir to the Habsburg throne is laid to rest.

Otto Habsburg was buried at the Imperial Crypt (Kapuzinergruft) in Vienna on Saturday. Around 2,000 people – among them political leaders from all over Europe – attended a requiem which was held ahead of the ceremony at St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Now a faction not represented in any provincial parliament or town hall in Austria hopes to benefit from the no...

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Habsburg family members now allowed to contest presidential elections in Austria

Posted by Franz von Habsburg on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : General 

Waving Habsburg appeal angers conservatives

 A Social Democratic (SPÖ) member of the Austrian parliament (MP) has waded into controversy by suggesting asking the Habsburgs to wave from the balcony of a tourism hotspot.

SPÖ whip Josef Cap said in parliament yesterday (Thurs) members of the Habsburg family – who ruled vast parts of Central Europe for decades – could "wave from the balcony of Schönbrunn Palace a bit."

Cap argued that the Austrian tourism industry would benefit fro...

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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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