Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Wedding of Zara Philiips

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips married England rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday — but Britain's second royal wedding of the year was largely a low-key affair, with only a hint of the glamor and excitement of Prince William's showstopping nuptials.

Phillips, 30, who is 13th in line to the throne but does not use a royal title, and Tindall, 32, were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers and the sound of traditional bagpipes as they left their wedding service at Edinburgh's Canongate Kirk following a private ceremony.

The often publicity shy bride wore a traditional ivory silk gown and a full-length flowing veil, but posed only briefly for onlookers — and gave her husband a fleeting, modest kiss — as they left the 17th century church for a reception at the queen's Scottish residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Archduke Otto's Heart Rests in Hungary

The heart of Archduke Otto of Austria, last Crown Prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, rests at the Monastery of Pannonhalma in Hungary. Here is a video report...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

More Video of Archduke Otto's Funeral 5

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More Video of Archduke Otto's Funeral

As his body enters the Kapuzinerkirche...A simple sinner comes to rest...

Funeral of The 7th Earl of Harewood

IT was the end of an era, said one mourner as she left the village shop just yards from Harewood House to attend Lord Harewood’s funeral today.

A first cousin of the Queen, he had been lucky to escape with his life while a young man during the Second World War when his death warrant was personally signed by Hitler.
Having survived this setback - thanks to an SS soldier’s canny reading of the shifting times - George Lascelles comfortably rode out the rest of his life though it was not without its stormy moments.

Today the black and gold Harewood coat of arms flag flew at half mast as around 100 members of staff lined a road outside the stately home in warm sunshine and watched the funeral cortege pass by.

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A tribute to Archduke Otto

Salve Regina at Archduke Otto's Funeral Mass, Vienna, July16, 2011

The Imperial Anthem Sung During Archduke Otto's Funeral

A look back in history – The Wedding of Archduke Otto


Archduke Otto's Memorial mass at Mariazell...

In the long process before his Funeral Mass and Internment in Vienna, the remains of Archduke otto were brought to Mariazell...

Funeral of Empress Zita of Austria, Queen of Hungary

As Europe prepares to witness the fall of the Iron Curtain later that Summer and Fall, Vienna lays to rest Austria's last empress:

Funeral of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria

In late 1916, with war raging across Europe, Vienna lays to rest the Emperor...

Video from Habsburg Mass in Munich

Monday, July 11, 2011

Spanish Royal Murder Suspect Held!

A Spanish national wanted in connection with an alleged attempt to kill his country's king, Juan Carlos, has been arrested in an armed swoop in Cambridge.

A European arrest warrant was issued for Eneko Gogeaskoetxea Arronategui over an attempted assassination in 1997.

Scotland Yard and Cambridgeshire Police said they raided a property in the university city this morning following an "intelligence-led" operation.

Arronategui, 44, believed to be a member of Basque separatist group Eta, is due to appear before City of Westminster magistrates for an extradition hearing.

Spanish authorities believe he attempted to assassinate King Juan Carlos in October 1997 before fleeing the country.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

+Archduke Otto of Austria (1912-2011)

HIRH The Archduke Otto of Austria, last Crown Prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, passed away this morning. His death took place at his villa in Pöcking, Bavaria.

Funeral services are scheduled for July 16 in Vienna.

May He Rest in Peace!