First statue in Czech Republic of Maria Theresa unveiled in Prague

The first statue in the Czech Republic honouring the Habsburg ruler Maria Theresa was unveiled in the Prague 6 district on Tuesday. The local authority paid CZK 3.6 million for the monument to the Holy Roman Empress, who was sovereign of Bohemia when it was part of the Austrian empire.

The unveiling was deliberately held on October 20, the day when Maria Theresa assumed the Austrian throne in 1740.

Author: Ian Willoughby