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Posted by Jane on 14/12/2019, 18:40:19User logged in as JanEl
I'm extremely puzzled by these: just about all the sources I've consulted (online articles and genealogies) refer to even members of the cadet branches of the Habsburgs (e.g. Austria-Este, Tuscany, Teschen) as IMPERIAL and Royal Highnesses. But it has been explained that only descendants of Holy Roman Emperor Francis II, who became Emperor Franz I of Austria-Hungary, had imperial rank and were entitled to style themselves as HI & RH.
What's the truth of the matter?