Monday, October 3, 2011

A Solemn Farewell

Yesterday the funeral of Archduke Felix of Austria, who was the fourth child of Blessed Karl of Austria and Empress Zita, a born Princess of Bourbon-Parma, was held at Muri, Switzerland. Archduke Felix, who was named after his maternal uncle Grand Duchess Charlotte's husband Prince Félix of Bourbon-Parma, died about a month ago in Mexico.
May he rest in peace.

Among the mourners at the funeral held at the Swiss monastery where a couple of other Habsburgs have also found their final resting place were Grand Duke Henri, his sister Princess Margaretha and her husband Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein as it is visible on the picture above.

As you can see on this newly uploaded second photo, Archduke Carl-Christian and his lovely Luxembourgish wife Marie-Astrid were also in Muri. Probably a few of their children were there as well.

Source: Tiroler Journal, Aargauer Zeitung


  1. Hello. I'm Belgian and I've a French blog about the Belgian royal family and the grand-ducal family of Luxembourg (

    Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and his husband, Archduke Carl-Christian, were present. You can found a photo in this Dutch article : (it's the 10th photo).

    Congratulations fot your interesting blog ! I'll add your blog in the list of my favourite blogs !

    Valentin Dupont

  2. Thanks a lot for the link!

    Your blog is a very nice read, and it helps to practice my French.