On August 15, 2011, the tiny country of Liechtenstein celebrated its National Day. In attendance were Prince Hans-Adam II and his wife Princess Marie along with Prince Alois, Princess Sophie, Prince Constantin, Princess Marie and other members of the princely family. Unfortunately, this year Princess Angela and Prince Maximilian were not in attendance (at least I haven’t seen them).
To watch several videos from today please click the links below:
On February 14, 1945, HSH Prince Johannes (Hans) Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d’Aviano Pius von und zu Liechtenstein was born in Zurich, Switzerland to HSH Prince Francis Joseph II and HSH Princess Georgine “Gina” Norberte Johanna Franziska Antonie Marie Raphaela von Wilczek.
Besides speaking four languages fluently, the dashing Prince is highly educated. In 1969, he graduated from the University of St. Gellen in Switzerland with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics.
In 1967, HSH The Hereditary Prince Hans-Adam married Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. The couple eventually had four children, and today they are proud grandparents of fourteen.
On November 13, 1989, Hans-Adam II ascended to the throne and became the Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein. With a head for business, HSH Prince Hans-Adam is the wealthiest ruler in Europe having amassed a personal fortune over 12.1 billion US dollars (9 billion Euros.)
In 2009, HSH Prince Hans-Adam published a book entitled, The State in the Third Millennium, whereupon he discusses the issue of:
...the centrality of democracy in the modern nation-state and makes the case for limited government: ‘[The United States and Europe] have to free the state from all the unnecessary tasks and burdens with which it has been loaded during the last hundred years, which have distracted it from its two main tasks: maintenance of the rule of law and foreign policy.’ Using the examples of China and Russia to illustrate the difficulty of transitioning from dictatorships to democracy, he asserts the primacy of establishing economic freedom. Finally, he speaks to the importance of America maintaining its preeminent role in world affairs. (Hoover Institution, Stanford University)
On January 29, 2000, HSH Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein married fashion designer, Angela Brown, at the St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City.
The couple met in 1997 at a private party in NYC. At the time, Prince Maximilian was working at a mega bank while Angela was working with designer, Adrienne Vittadini. Angela also had her own small fashion label entitled, A. Brown.
Two years later the couple were engaged and Angela resigned from her job.
Over 500 guests attended the stunning wedding including HSH Prince Hans-Adam II and his wife, HSH Princess Marie. The groom’s brother, Prince Alois and his wife Princess Sophie were there and so were Prince Constantin and his wife Princess Marie and Princess Tatjana.
Today, the couple have one son and currently live in Germany where Prince Maximilian works for a wealth management company. Unfortunately, it is unknown if Princess Angela still designs clothing, but I can assume that she does something interesting. The Prince and Princess every so often take part in official events in Liechtenstein including the festive National Day which is held every year in August.
Here are some quick facts about Princess Angela: The Private Princess:
The Princess was born and raised in Bocas del Toro, Panama. She came to came to the United States to attend college.
She graduated from Parson’s School of Design.
Began working at a major fashion house.
Had her own label, A. Brown.
She is several years older than her husband.
Intelligent, beautiful, and kind.
Please click the link to learn more about Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein: Exclusiv.li
Finally! Finally, I can report some news from the beautiful country of Liechtenstein and the Princely family.
Like other royal and princely houses in Europe, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein held their annual New Year’s reception at the majestic Vaduz Castle.
HSH Prince Hans-Adam, HSH Princess Marie, Hereditary Prince Alois and his wife Princess Sophie greeted a myriad of guests inside the castle. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks were served while the attendees and Princely family mingled. All in all the reception looked like, well, a fun reception. 🙂