The television programme about King Charles IV was shot in locations in Hungary that are closely connected to the life of the last Hungarian king. One of these shooting locations was the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany, where King Charles IV and his wife Queen Zita spent their last days in Hungary in 1921. To commemorate this, on 21 October 2022, the restored room of the royal couple and their portraits were unveiled in the Abbey. The date of this ceremony not only marked the 100th anniversary of their stay here, but also the 110th wedding anniversary of the royal couple and the day of the beatification of King Charles IV.
Another interesting filming location was the railway station in Fehérvárcsurgó. György Károlyi, a member of our Foundation’s Board of Trustees, was interviewed here by the television. The reason for this is that it was at this station that Görgy Károlyi’s grandfather, Count József Károlyi, boarded the train that carried King Charles IV from Tata to Tihany, offering his services to the departing king. József Károlyi later did serve the king in exile in Madeira, and after the death of King Charles IV, he accompanied the family to Spain.
In addition to processing the legacy of our namesake, Otto von Habsburg, our Foundation also takes an interest in the life and memory of other members of the dynasty, above all the life and memory of Otto von Habsburg’s father, King Charles IV. Therefore the Servus TV paid a visit to our Foundation’s office in Szentkirályi Street, where they took shots of our collection’s documents and photographs related to King Charles IV. In addition, our Director, Gergely Prőhle, was interviewed in his office, with the figure of Otto von Habsburg in the background. The programme will be broadcast on 1 April 2022, on the 100th anniversary of the death of King Charles IV.