Monday, January 8, 2018

Adding to my postcard collection

I treated myself to seven old royal postcards as a Christmas treat.

Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska (1892-1930) and Archduke Franz Carl (1893-1918) were the eldest of ten children of Archduke Franz Salvator, a member of the Tuscan branch of the Habsburg family, and Archduchess Marie Valerie, youngest child of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Elisabeth.   Ella married Count Georg of Waldburg-Zeil.  She died of pneumonia.  Franz Carl succumbed to the Spanish flu.   This photo was taken in 1908.

Princess Editha of Bavaria (1924-2013) was the third child of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and Princess Antonia of Luxembourg

Archduchess Gabriele (1887-1954) and Archduchess Maria Alice (1893-1962) were the 6th and 8th of nine children of Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen and Princess Isabella of Croy.  Gabriele never married.  Maria Alice married Baron Friedrich Waldbott von Bassenheim.

Archduchess Mathilde (1906-1991) and Archduke Clemens (1904-1974) were the youngest surviving children of Archduchess Marie Valerie.   Mathilde married Ernst Hefel, an Austrian politician in 1947 as his second wife.  Clemen's marriage to Countess Elisabeth Rességuier de Miremont was unequal, according to the then house laws.   After his marriage, he was styled as Prince of Altenburg

Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria was the second child of Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen and Princess Isabella of Croy.  She married Prince Elias of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma, in 1903.  He was the youngest son of Duke Roberto I and Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies.  They had eight children, but only one, Princess Alicia (1917-2017) married.   She married Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria -- grandparents of Prince Pedro, Duke of Calabria.  Maria Anna is posing with her eldest child, Princess Elisabetta (1904-1983).  Image is from 1913

This was one of a series of photographs taken to commemorate Friederike's engagement to Crown Prince Paul of the Hellenes.

Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his mother, the Duchess of Cumberland (Princess Thyra of Denmark.)

1 comment:

Marion Banks-Wilkinson said...

I do love these old postcards, thank you for sharing them. The little children in this set are very cute.