Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ferdinand Habsburg on YouTube

The sixteen-year-old heir to the Habsburg dynasty (HI&RH Archduke Ferdinand Zvonimir of Austria & Hungary to monarchists, Ferdinand Habsburg-Lothringen to racing fans) now has his own YouTube channel, DoubleEagle62, with his first video (filmed in Jamaica) debuting today. One wonders what his ancestors would think. It's slightly surreal as he works out to pulsating electronic music to remember that this is the great-grandson and de jure eventual successor of Emperor Bl Karl. But I have no doubt that he would be an extremely popular Crown Prince were his family still reigning. Both the fact that he is proud to race for both Austria and Hungary, and the name of his channel, suggest that he is not indifferent to his imperial heritage. Since it is not politically possible at the moment to support him as future Emperor, monarchists might as well support him as an increasingly visible motor sports star. Why not Subscribe today?

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