Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Empress Regina (1925-2010)

HI&RH Crown Princess Regina of Austria, Hungary, & Bohemia (born a Princess of Saxe-Meiningen at Würzburg on January 6, 1925), wife since 1951 of HI&RH Crown Prince Otto (head of the House of Habsburg since 1922), died this morning at her home in Pöcking, Bavaria [Telegraph obituary]. I am sorry to learn of her passing, which leaves Archduke Otto a widower at the age of 97 (something no man who married a woman 12 years his junior would ever expect), and also regret that Europe cannot officially mourn her as the consort of the reigning Emperor as she ought to have been. May she rest in peace.

(At other blogs: Mad Monarchist, Wilson Revolution Unplugged, Lew Rockwell, Cross of Laeken)

2 comments:

Matterhorn said...

Sad news, indeed.

Aaron Traas said...

Requiescat in Pace.

I share your sentiments, Theodore. I pray her descendants my fare better, and re-take their rightful crowns.