16 Jul '11, 12pm

European royals are gathering in Vienna for the funeral of Otto von Habsburg, the son of Austria's last emperor

European royals are gathering in Vienna for the funeral of Otto von Habsburg, the son of Austria's last emperor

Men wearing historic uniforms guard the coffins of Otto von Habsburg-Lothringen and his wife Regina von Habsburg in Kapuzinerkirche church in Vienna, July 15, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS VIENNA - EUROPEAN royals are gathering in Vienna for the funeral of Otto von Habsburg, the son of Austria's last emperor, and his wife. Among the guests expected are Sweden's king and queen; the ruling grand duke and grand duchess of Luxembourg; Liechtenstein's ruling duke and duchess, and the former kings of Romania and Bulgaria. Royalty from Britain, Belgium and Spain should also be there. Adding colour to Saturday's pomp-filled ceremony will be hundreds of men and women dressed in traditional uniforms that date back to Austro-Hungarian empire. Habsburg died July 4 at age 98 in southern Germany. His wife, Regina, died last year. The dynasty ruled for more than seven centuries until the end o...

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