Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The youth wait to greet the Archduke...
It was such a delight to speak to the Archduke! During this brief encounter in the hallway of Rome's Gregoriana I heard his voice as he chatted in several languages (each "perfectly" as I was told).
With my one friend from the Tyrol he chatted in German, while with my other friend from Hungary they chatted in Hungarian, while with my friend from France they spoke in French and then he even spoke Croatian with another friend of mine (the royal family used to vacation on a Croatian island). Needless to say, His Royal Highness knows the language and culture of his people.