Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Zita planning coup for Otto

June 16, 1931

The Hungarian Legation in Rome has revealed that former Austrian empress Zita has invited the Legitimist chiefs of Hungary to her villa near Parma next month, according to the Associated Press. According to the report, Zita plans to discuss the negotiations for a marriage between her son, Archduke Otto, and Princess Maria of Italy, the youngest child of King Victor Emmanuel, and "the possibility of placing Otto on the Hungarian throne."


Viola said...

I must find out more about Zita. She sounds very interesting!

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Gordon Brook Shepherd wrote a biography on Zita, The Last Empress.