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The Crown Prince who committed a murder-suicide?

Throughout history, many royals have died in brutal and bizarre ways. Royals have been killed in attacks, by illnesses and by accidents. In 1889, a tragic incident happened that ended up with not one, but two dead royals. Still to this day, the event has not been clarified, and there are still questions about what really happened. Apparently, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria killed his lover…
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The Princess who was gassed by the Nazis

After the First World War, several of Europe’s monarchies fell, and among them were the German and Austrian-Hungarian Empires. While many of the royalty in these countries fled to other countries to live their lives in exile, others chose to remain in their country of…
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Archduke Karl of Austria describes Brexit as a “reality show”

The Archduke of Austria, Karl von Habsburg, has described Brexit as a “reality show”. He made the comments in a speech following his re-election as leader of the International Paneuropean Union, the oldest of the current organisations in the world promoting unity across the continent. He won the leadership contest with 100% of the votes. Archduke Karl said he was grateful for the renewed trust…
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Looking at the birth of Marie Antoinette

Born as the last of the children of Empress Maria Theresia and the Holy Roman Emperor, Francis Stephen, the future Queen of France Marie Antoinette, was also the imperial couple’s fifteenth child and eleventh daughter. She was born on November 2 1755, the Feast of the Dead in Catholic Austria’s calendar and baptised under the names Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, but known within the family…
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