Friday, June 27, 2014

Archduke Franz Ferdinand is in Bosnia

June 27, 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria has arrived in Bosnia-Herzegovina for an official visit.   The Archduke is the nephew of Emperor Franz Josef, and the heir presumptive to the Dual Monarchy.

The Archduke, 50, is accompanied by his morganatic wife, the Duchess of Hohenberg.  This is the first time the duchess has accompanied the archduke on an official trip.

Tomorrow the couple will be in Sarajevo, where they will be making several stops. 

The visit has been reported in several Austrian newspapers but not in British or American newspapers.

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