The Weekend Special - Jaime de Bourbon-Parma - Zita

One of the 24 children of Robert I, Duke of Parma was Zita.
In 1911, she married Charles of Austria.

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Own picture of the Volksgarten in Vienna (Wien) in Austria 










Wedding of Charles I of Austria and Zita - Source: Wikipedia

They had 8 children:

1/ Otto of Austria;
2/ Archduchess Adelheid;
3/ Archduke Robert (father of Prince Lorenz (husband of Princess Astrid of Belgium));
4/ Archduke Felix;
5/ Archduke Carl Ludwig;
6/ Archduke Rudolf;
7/ Archduchess Charlotte;
8/ Archduchess Elisabeth.

In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand (nephew and heir of Franz Joseph,
Emperor of Austria) and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg were 
assassinated
in Sarajevo. Charles I (husband of Zita) became heir to the throne of the
Austrian Empire.


In 1916, Franz-Joseph (husband of Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi)) died.
After the death of Franz Joseph, 
Charles I succeeded the throne. 

Zita became Empress of Austria,Queen of Hungary and Croatia and
Queen of Bohemia. 


















Source: Wikipedia

In 1918, after the first World War, Charles I was forced to abdicate
(Austria was proclaimed as a Republic).
The family was exiled. They lived in several countries through Europe, the
United States of America and Canada.

Charles I died in 1922 in Madeira (Portugal).
Zita died in 1989 in Switzerland.
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