maria theresa
Maria Theresa of Portugal (1855 - 1944)

Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal – First Lady of the Austrian Court (Part two)

Read part one here. Her eldest stepson Franz Ferdinand had become the heir to the throne following the suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf. However, he was in love with Countess Sophie Chotek, who was considered to be highly unsuitable. Sophie had been a lady-in-waiting to Archduchess Isabella (born of Croÿ), the wife of Archduke Friedrich, [read more]