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Coronation Festival, Bratislava
The first from series of photos from the coronation of King of Hungary, 13 year old King Ferdinand IV, the son of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III (played by actor Filip Tůma) and his first wife Maria Anna of Spain, Queen of Hungary (played by dancer Ivana Surovcová). Ferdinand IV take St. Stephan Crown 16th of July 1647 in Bratislava. During Bratislava's 300 years lasting coronation history, between 1563 and 1830, there were 18 Austro-Hungarian Kings and Queens crowned in Bratislava. For the last 8 years, during the first weekend of September, Bratislava reenacts one of the crowning.
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