Bust of Blessed Karl Inaugurated in Budapest

On November 29, 2016, a bust of Blessed Karl (Charles IV), the last Hungarian king, was inaugurated in Budapest’s 5th district at the Városháza park in the presence of his grandson, Georg von Habsburg and Hungary’s deputy prime minister Zsolt Semjén.

At the inauguration event Zsolt Semjén reminded the audience of the fact that during the Communist times it was forbidden in Hungary to remember those worthy parts of national history that “did not fit into marxist ideology”, including the heritage of the Habsburg dynasty. On the behalf of the Hasburg family, George (György) thanked Hungary for erecting the bust of Charles and said that his grandfather was not only the single European ruler who actually served in the war as a soldier, but also one of the few statesmen of the age who in fact did their best to stop the pointless bloodshed.

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