Friday, May 24, 2013

Royal Profile: Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein, Count Rietberg

Prince Joseph Wenzel Maximilian Maria of Liechtenstein, Count Rietberg was born 24 May 1995 in London, England, the eldest son of Prince Alois & Princess Sophie {Source}. 

The 18 year old is 2nd in line for for the throne of Liechtenstein and third in line for the Jacobite claim to the thrones of England, Scotland, Ireland and France after his mother {Source}.

He has three younger siblings:
  • Princess Marie-Caroline (1996)
  • Prince Georg-Antonius (1999)
  • Prince Nikolaus (2000)

He was named for{Source}:
  • Joseph Wenzel: for his ancestor with the same name who was reigning prince of Liechtenstein from 1712- to 1718 and from 1748-1772.
  • Maximilian: for his maternal grandfather and his paternal uncle (and godfather), both who are named Maxililian. 
  •  Maria: per tradition with Catholic royalty, in honor of the Virgin Mary


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