Preparations underway for the funeral of Karel Schwarzenberg

Preparations are underway for the funeral of Karel Schwarzenberg, a member of the Czech nobility and one of the country’s most prominent post-1989 politicians, who died on Sunday in Vienna at the age of 85.

It is expected that the head of the Schwarzenberg clan will be buried with state honours. The Office of the Czech Government has confirmed that it is in contact with the family of Karel Schwarzenberg and has said that everything depends on their decision.

According to there is likely to be a funeral mass at St. Vitus Cathedral followed by a private funeral for family and friends at Orlík nad Vltavou Castle. The news site says it is likely that Karel Schwarzenberg’s remains will be placed to rest in the family tomb in the castle park, in accordance with his wishes.