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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2019, 08:44:34 PM »

Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg was the morganatic wife of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria. She was barred from the imperial box at the theatre, opera, ballet, and the symphony. She was denied a court carriage and could not ride with her husband.

Even the coffins where placed on two different heights, when being brought back from Sarajevo.

FF knew that Sophie would never be allowed to be buried with him in the Kapuzinergruft. That's why in the bought a castle called Artstetten, where both found their last rest. The castle is now operated by their descendant Anita Hohenberg.

Amazing how the concept of royalty affects even the smallest detail.  Including coffin height. SMH

It's been said that the Oberhofmeister Alfred von Montenuovo (a descendant of Empress Marie Louise through her morganatic marriage to Count Neipperg) took it out on them, because as descendant of a Habsburg Princess he was even worth less than a mere countess.
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