Combined Photo of Crown Prince Rudolf (Rudolf Franz Karl Josef) (1858-1889) Austria & his lover Baroness Marie “Mary” Alexandrine Vetsera (1871-1889) Austria by unknown photographer. Intially the deaths were ruled poison but In Jul 2015 Vetsera's letters of farewell to her mother & other family members were found in a safe deposit box in an Austrian bank. Written in Mayerling shortly before their deaths they state clearly that Mary was preparing to commit suicide with Rudolf out of "love".
Archiduchesse Marie-Valérie de Habsbourg (1868-1924) dernière enfant de François-Joseph et d'Elisabeth
Archiduc Ludwig Viktor d'Autriche 1842-1919 Frère de l'empereur François-Joseph
1916 - Emperor Franz Joseph lying in state.
Empress Alexandra with her siblings Irene, Ernst, "Ella", and Grand Dukes Paul and Sergeii. The little boy is Prince Valdemar of Prussia
Mary was the dream of every men: beautiful, seductive and true loving! Her heart was of gold and her love was selfless! Rudolf was a very lucky man having an angel like Mary beside him who stayed with him even in death
Sissi à 3 ans.
Mary Vetsera, mistress of Prince Rudolf, heir to the throne of Austro Hungaian empire, son of Franz Josef and Elizabeth , emperor and empress of Austria .