Sunday, April 14, 2013

Royal Profile: Marie Aglaë, Princess of Liechtenstein

Marie Aglaë, Princess of Liechtenstein was born a Countess Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau on 14 April 1940, the daughter of Count Ferdinand Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau and Countess Henriette Caroline of Ledebur-Wichlen.

During WWII, her family fled to Germany, where she began attending Wald Cloister School. In 1957, she began traveling throught Europe to perfect her knowledge of languages. First, she went to England to perfect her English, and then it was off to Paris to perfect her French. After a few years, she moved back to Germany, where she worked as a commercial artist for a printer until she became engaged to Prince Hans-Adam II in 1965.

She married Prince Hans-Adam II on 30 July 1967, and they have 4 children and several grandchildren, who are:
  1. Hereditary Prince Alois (1968)
    1. Princess Marie-Caroline Elisabeth Immaculata of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg (1996)
    2. Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg ( 1999)
    3. Prince Nikolaus Sebastian Alexander Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg ( 2000)
  2. Prince Maximilian Nikolaus Maria (1969)
    1. Prince Alfons Constantin Maria (2001)
  3. Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria (1972)
    1. Prince Moritz Emanuel Maria (2003)
    2. Princess Georgina Maximiliana Tatiana Maria (2005)
    3. Prince Benedikt Ferdinand Hubertus Maria (2008)
  4. Princess Tatjana Nora Maria (1973)
    1. Lukas Marie von Lattorff (2000)
    2. Elisabeth Maria Angela Tatjana von Lattorff (2002)
    3. Marie Teresa von Lattorff (2004)
    4. Camilla Maria Katharina von Lattorf (2005)
    5. Anna Pia Theresia Maria von Lattorf (2007)
    6. Sophie Katharina Maria von Lattorf (2009)
    7. Maximilian von Lattorf (2011)

Over the years, she has had many titles. At birth until her marriage, she was known as Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. Upon her marriage, she gain the title Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein, a title which she kept until 1989. Since 1989, she has been known as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Liechtenstein.

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