Princess Regina of Austria dies aged 85

Thursday February 4, 2010

The wife of Otto von Habsburg - son of the last Austrian emperor - passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 85.

The Germany-born royal died at her family home in Poecking, in the state of Bavaria, her family has revealed in a statement.

She had been suffering from heart problems for some time.

Born in 1925 as Princess of Saxe-Meiningen in Wuerzburg, Regina was a social worker before marrying her husband in 1951 (pictured) and moving to his official residence in the Villa Austria.

With Otto, Regina had seven children; two sons and five daughters.

Photo: ę Getty Images

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