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?
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.:)
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.
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.
"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.
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.
__________________ It's clever, but is it art? ~Rudyard Kipling