Monday, April 14, 2014

Royal Profile: Princess Marie of Liechtenstein

Princess Marie 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 {Source}.

During WWII, her family fled to Germany, where she began attending Wald Cloister School {Source}. In 1957, she began traveling thoroughout Europe to perfect her knowledge of languages {Source}. First, she went to England to perfect her English, and then it was off to Paris to perfect her French {Source}. 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 {Source}.

She married Prince Hans-Adam II on 30 July 1967, and they have 4 children and several grandchildren, who are {Source}:

  • Hereditary Prince Alois (1968)
    • Princess Marie-Caroline Elisabeth Immaculata of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg (1996)
    • Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg ( 1999)
    • Prince Nikolaus Sebastian Alexander Maria of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg ( 2000)
    • Prince Maximilian Nikolaus Maria (1969)
    • Prince Alfons Constantin Maria (2001)
  • Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria (1972)
    • Prince Moritz Emanuel Maria (2003)
    • Princess Georgina Maximiliana Tatiana Maria (2005)
    • Prince Benedikt Ferdinand Hubertus Maria (2008)
  • Princess Tatjana Nora Maria (1973)
    • Lukas Marie von Lattorff (2000)
    • Elisabeth Maria Angela Tatjana von Lattorff (2002)
    • Marie Teresa von Lattorff (2004)
    • Camilla Maria Katharina von Lattorf (2005)
    • Anna Pia Theresia Maria von Lattorf (2007)
    • Sophie Katharina Maria von Lattorf (2009)
    • 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 {Source}. Upon her marriage, she gain the title Her Serene Highness The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein, a title which she kept until 1989 {Source}. Since 1989, she has been known as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Liechtenstein {Source}.

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