Monday, January 13, 2014

Archduke Karl knows how to push a baby carriage

January 13, 1914

Archduke Karl of Austria's children "will not complain of the trammels of etiquette, which usually render the lives of children of the House of Habsburg miserable," according to dispatch sent from Vienna to the London Daily Mail.

Archduke Otto, the only son of Archduke Karl, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Archduchess Zita, is "often take out by his parents in a motor car, the perambulator being packed at the back of the car."

When the young parents drive out into the country, they take the baby carriage from the back of car," and wheel young Otto around themselves without the assistance of a nanny or governess.


phoebes in santa fe said...

Hold it. Wasn't Franz Ferdinand heir to the throne at that point? He hadn't been assassinated yet.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

True, but Franz Ferdinand's children did not have rights to the throne and Karl was seen as the future line.