Requiem Mass Requiem Mass for the souls of the late Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and the Duchess of Hohenberg 1914

Page 17, 11th July 1914

THE CATHEDRAL—At a Requiem Mass for the souls of the late Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and the Duchess of Hohenberg, celebrated in the Cathedral on Friday last week (3rd July), the King was represented by Prince Arthur of Connaught, and Queen Alexandra by Lord Howe. The distinguished visitors were met at the Cathedral door by Mgri. Howlett and Bidwell. Seats were reserved in a portion of the Cathedral which was otherwise open to the general public. The Cardinal Archbishop and Cardinal Gasquet occupied seats in the sanctuary, and Bishop Fenton was also present. Bishop Butt celebrated the Mass. Besides the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador and members of the Austro-Hungarian colony, there were present; King Manoel and Queen Augusta Victoria, Queen Amelie, Major Malcolm Murray (representing the Duke and Duchess of Connaught), M. Theotoky (representing the Queen of Greece), Mr. Victor Corkran (representing Princess Henry of Battenberg), Colonel Cecil Wray (representing Princess Christian), the Hon. Lionel St. Aldwyn (representing the Duchess of Albany), the Duke and Duchess of Teck, the French, American, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Turkish ambassadors, the Greek, Norwegian, and Swedish Ministers, the Duke of Norfolk, the Duke of Portland, the Prime Minister, Lord Denbigh, Lord Edmund Talbot, Lord Morley, Lord Crewe, Lord Lovat, Lord Rosebery, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Granard, Lord Sandhurst, Sir Edward Grey, Mohamed Ali Pasha. During the Mass the choir sang appropriate motets, including Felice Mario’s “Dies Irae,” and the Dead March” from Saul and the Austrian National Anthem were played as the members of the Diplomatic corps left the Cathedral.

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