Today His Imperial Royal Highness Archduke Otto von Hapsburg-Lorraine, eldest son of the last Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary passed away in his home in Bavaria at the age of 98. "Dr. Otto von Hapsburg" as he preferred to be known, was a member of the European Parliament, Honorary President of the International Paneuropean Union and a long time advocate of a united Europe. He was an outspoken enemy of nationalism and communism and an advocate for the former nations of the Danube monarchy. A great man in many ways, the last living link with the old European order pre-1918, he will be greatly missed. The Mad Monarchist sends heartfelt condolences to the House of Hapsburg and all the peoples of the former Dual-Empire. May His Imperial Royal Highness rest in peace.