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Old 09-07-2004, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Athena
This may seem like a stupid question, but why don't any of Hans' children live in Liechtenstein? Obviously, they have jobs, but is the country that small where they have to work outside of their home country?

Also, does Liechtenstein have "glittering" royal events ala Denmark and England or are they more "down to earth" in their royal ceremonies?

Thanks :)
It is just customary for members of the Princely family to live outside of Liechtenstein. Until a few generations ago, the sovereign Prince didn't even live in Liechtenstein. Perhaps it's size has something to do with it.

The Princely family does occasionally have "glittering" royal parties (mainly in Vienna) but they are also private family parties...No press.:)

Old 09-11-2004, 10:12 PM
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Smile A few charming photos from Rex features :)

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Liechtenstein does not have a royal family. They have a princely family. Also, the family is enourmou. Over 100 people with the title of Prinz/Prinzessin von und zu Liechtenstein.
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What's the difference between a Royal family and a Princely family? I thought that they were the same except for a Princely monarchy doesn't not have a King/Queen, but rather a Prince or Grand Duke as the head of (in this case regarding Liechtenstein) state.

If I'm wrong please tell me...

Old 09-25-2004, 08:14 AM
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New portrait of Alois and Sophie. I'm glad to see Sophie so healthy and beautifull :)
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Old 09-30-2004, 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by hillary_nugent
I just read that the Liechtenstein Royal Family are the wealthiest there any particular reason for this? i'm surprised at this as Liechtenstein is very small...
As I know so far Liechtenstein Royal Family is the wealthiest royal family in Europe (refer to: but not in the world..the wealthiest royal in the world is Brunei Sultan (royal family) refer to Brunei sultanat also has quiet small size but rich in Oil and gas sources.
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Photos of prince Maximillian and his wife Angela Brown with their son Alfonso.
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:04 PM
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Liechtenstein royals at the beatrification ceremony in Rome

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Old 10-04-2004, 11:06 PM
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The Princely Couple and the Prince Nikolaus (brother of Prince Hans-Adam)
Old 10-04-2004, 11:13 PM
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Smile Prince Nikolaus and his lovely family...

His wife Princess Margaretha (born Princess of Luxembourg) their beautiful daughters Princess Marie-Astrid and Princess Maria Anunciata..and their hansome son Prince Josef-Emanuel.:)

Old 10-11-2004, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Isabel
I thought that Liechtenstien was a principality and that the Head of State was titled, "Prince." Isn't Luxembourg the only existing monarcy that possesses a Head of State that is title, "Duke" or more formally, "Grand Duke?"
Prince Hans-Adam is Prince von and zu Liechtenstein, Duke zu Troppau und Jagerndorf, and Count zu Rietberg.
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Old 10-21-2004, 12:18 PM
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Thank you for who ever started this thread.
I always like to know more about this almost anonymous Royal Group.

I hadn't realized there were more than 100 individuals who could call themselves prince/princess. Almost dilutes the situation, wouldn't you think ?

With Prince Nikolaus, at one time he was Ambassador to the EU .... is he still that ? And does he still "reside" in Brussels ?

The wealth that they lost, was in Austria, or points east, and how come ?
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Nikolaus and Margaretha live in Belgium. I believe he's the ambassador of Liechtenstein in Belgium.
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i think it is a rare find to still come accross a monarchy that has as much power as the Liechtenstein royalty does.

also, im seacrhing for some photos of Marie Astrid, and Maria Anunciata. anyone seen some. cheers
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i think it is a rare find to still come accross a monarchy that has as much power as the Liechtenstein royalty does.
are they really influential? how?
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I think they'll be a J-C's funeral Saturday.

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Old 01-14-2005, 01:58 PM
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Europe's only Absolute Monarchy

Originally Posted by hillary_nugent
are they really influential? how?
From the BBC who can explain better than I:

"After a campaign which was at times bitterly divisive the people voted in March 2003 in a constitutional referendum to give Prince Hans-Adam sweeping new political powers. The outcome was decisive with just over 64% in favour of the changes. In effect, the referendum made Liechtenstein Europe's only absolute monarchy. It gave Prince Hans-Adam the power to hire and fire the government, despite publicly-expressed fears that the development could usher in dictatorship. "

I know that Prince Rainier in Monaco has some pretty wide reaching poweres, but I know in the past they have been scaled back (by his own doing). Liechtenstein has taken a most decidedly opposite direction than most.
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A belated Happy Birthday to Princess Angela!

A little bit about the princess...

Princess Angela is a former New York fashion designer. Angela Brown, the daughter of Mr. Javier Francisco Brown and Mrs. Silvia Maritza Brown, was born in Bocas del Toro / Panama on February 3rd, 1958. She attended high school in New York and studied fashion at the Parson’s School of Design. For three years, she sold her designs under the name A. Brown and also was employed until September 1999 by fashion designer Adrienne Vittadini.

Princess Angela on her wedding day.
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Just posted wedding pictures of Alois and Sophie in Old, New, Royal, and Blue... Forum. If you wish to look at them, here is the link Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and Duchess Sophie of Bavaria

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