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Regal artist: Princess Gabriela von Habsburg

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, December 13 2009   /  01:54 pm

JP/Ricky Yudhistira She might not go around wearing a tiara, but there is an unmistakably regal air about Princess Gabriela von Habsburg of Austria. Sitting with her back straight, slightly away from the back of the sofa, Princess Gabriela sipped a glass of water before the interview commenced. Softly spoken, but not reserved, she greeted The Jakarta Post with a warm smile. "This is the first time I've come to Indonesia. There are wonderful people here and the weather is warm, but it's never too warm for me. I hope I have time to see everything," she said. Born on Oct. 14, 1956 in Luxembourg, she was baptized Gabriela Maria Charlotte Felicitas Elisabeth Antonia. Raised at her parents' home, Villa Austria, in P*cking, Bavaria, the fourth child of Crown Prince Otto of Austria and Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen and Hildburghausen has always been passionate about art, and her g...