Monday, May 19, 2014

Princess Ileana breaks tradition with political speech

May 19, 1934

Archduchess Ileana of Austria recently "broke a Habsburg tradition" when she gave a speech at Mödling, lower Austria, at a meeting of Fascist heimwehr members," according to a Chicago Daily Tribune dispatch.

It was noted that this was the first time that any "Habsburg housewife"  addressed a political meeting.

Princess Ileana of Romania, youngest daughter of the late King Ferdinand and Queen Marie, married Archduke Anton in 1931.  They live in Mödling.

Ileana's eldest brother, Carol II, is the current sovereign of Romania.

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