Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BULLETIN: All Archdukes have fled to Switzerland

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November 6, 1918

The New York Times is reporting that "all the Austrian archdukes and their families" have fled to Switzerland, according to dispatches from Vienna.

Swiss newspapers have announced that Empress Zita of Austria has rented Schloss Wartegg at Rorschach on Lake Constance.  Zita, who is married to Emperor Karl, is expected soon to arrive at the chateau.

But reports that Emperor Karl "intends to abdicate" are being denied by an "official dispatch" from Vienna.   Another report from the Austrian capital states that the Emperor and Empress "drove in the public parks on Sunday and received cordial salutations from the people."

1 comment:

Jason said...

I wish they hadn't been forced off the throne