Karel Schwarzenberg's funeral to take place on 9 December

The funeral of Karel Schwarzenberg, a member of the Czech nobility and one of the country’s most prominent post-1989 politicians, will take place on Saturday 9 December in St. Vitus Cathedral, Czech Television reported on Tuesday. The former foreign minister and presidential candidate died on Sunday in Vienna at the age of 85.

According to Novinky.cz, the funeral mass at St. Vitus Cathedral is likely to be followed by a private funeral for family and friends at Orlík nad Vltavou Castle, with Schwarzenberg’s remains placed to rest in the family tomb in the castle park. However, this information has not yet been confirmed by the family.

It is expected that Schwarzenberg will be buried with state honours at St. Vitus Cathedral, but this has also not yet been confirmed.

Author: Anna Fodor