Friday, August 1, 2014

Popuar Imperial couple


August 1, 1914

The new heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Karl Franz Josef, was not so well known in Hungary, as in Austria, reports the Associated Press' foreign correspondent.  But his popularity has been spreading with the telling of "numerous anecdotes illustrative of his democratic simplicity."

His sympathy for Hungary and Hungarians is well-known, and he and his wife, Archduchess Zita, "speak the Hungarian language well."  They have chosen to live in the "magnificent royal palace at Buda," which Karl believes is well situated for "bettering the relations between the Austrian and Serbian peoples."

This dispatch was filed on July 19 from Budapest but was not published until today.

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