When Maria Theresa of Austria became the queen
of the Kingdom of Hungary in 1740,
she promised to the nobles of the kingdom that she would have
a residence both in Austria and in the Kingdom of Hungary –
that is in Bratislava (Pressburg) Castle.
She kept the promise and a corresponding conversion
of the defense castle into a (at that time)
modern royal residence was performed between 1761 and 1766.
(The Castle after not finished reconstruction in 2012)