Istanbul Fire Brigade, shown here at Philipopel in 1918, being reviewed by Austro-Hungarian Emperor Charles

Charles I of Austria or Charles IV of Hungary (Karl Franz Joseph Ludwig Hubert Georg Otto Marie; 17 August 1887 – 1 April 1922) was, among other titles, the last ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was the last Emperor of Austria, the last King of Hungary, and the last monarch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. (wikipedia)

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Isabella of Parma, the wife of the future Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor had a romantic relationship with her husband’s sister, Archduchess Maria Christina. We are given some evidence of the relationship between the two as a result of correspondence between the two; in a letter to the Archduchess, Isabella wrote,

I am told the day begins with God, I, however begin the day by thinking of the object of my love, for I think of her incessantly.

Unfortunately for the lovers, Isabella died three years after joining the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.

Sophie, Princess of Windisch-Graetz  and her daughter Princess Larissa Maria are featured in Hola! Magazine this week. The pair talk about the Princess’ late son who died in an accident, Alexis. Larissa also talks about her hopes to get into the fashion industry like her mother, stating, “I’d love to be a professional model. I know it’s a tough world - my mother always tells me, ‘but I’m sure you ’ll make it… I’m still very much the style of my mother and 'stealing’ her old dresses are my favorite.”

Source: Hola