Habsburg funeral sparks nostalgia and admiration
A silver urn stood by the altar in the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma in Hungary.
It was surrounded by a wreath of flowers and leaves in red, white and green - the colours of the Hungarian flag.
It contained the heart of Otto von Habsburg, Archduke of Austria, Crown Prince of Austro-Hungary, Royal Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, of Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Galicia, Lodomeria and Illyria - to give him just a few of his pre-World War I titles.
The Habsburg family once ruled over a mighty empire, which dominated central Europe for hundreds of years. But Otto, who was endowed with brains and charm, was born just a few years before the monarchy collapsed at the end of WWI....
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