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Mandy 01-16-2005 01:33 PM

HSH Prince Hans-Adam II (1945- ) and HSH Princess Marie (1940- )
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Prince Hans-Adam II On August 15th 2004 H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II entrusts his son H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois as his representative with the exercise of all sovereign rights pertaining to him, in accordance with the Liechtenstein Constitution.

Prince Hans Adam II was born on 14 February 1945 as the eldest son of Prince Hanz Joseph II of Liechtenstein and Princess Gina. The name Hans Adam forms an appropriate link between the past and present. Prince Hans-Adam I, who reigned from 1699 to 1712, was the founder of the Principality Liechtenstein, thanks to his purchases of the Lordship of Schellenberg (1699) and the County of Vaduz (1712).

Prince Hans-Adam II and his four brothers and sisters grew up with their parents at Vaduz Castle. He attended primary school in Vaduz and joined the Vaduz scout troop. Like his father before him, Prince Hans Adam II then entered the Schottengymnasium high school in Vienna in 1956.
In 1960 he transferred to the Gymnasium (high school) in Zuoz, where he graduated with both the Swiss and German high school diplomas in 1965. Afterwards, Prince Hans Adam II worked as a trainee at a bank in London. In addition to his native tongue, German, the Prince speaks English and French.
In the autumn of 1965, Prince Hans Adam II began his business and economics studies at the University of St. Gallen. He completed his studies in 1969 with a Licentiate.

On 30 July 1967, Prince Hans Adam II married Countess Marie Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau (born 14 April 1940 in Prague). They have four children
  • Hereditary Prince Alois, born 11 June 1968
  • Prince Maximilian, born 16 May 1969
  • Prince Constantin, born 15 March 1972
  • Princess Tatjana, born 10 April 1973
In 1970, Reigning Prince Franz Josef II entrusted his son with the reorganization of the administration of the assets of the Princely House. In the course of the reorganization, the private assets of the Reigning Prince were consolidated in the Princely Funds.

In 1984, the 45th year of his reign, Prince Franz Josef II appointed Prince Hans Adam II as his permanent representative and conferred upon him the mandate to administer the business of the State, in accordance with article 13 of the Constitution. On 13 November 1989, upon the death of his father Prince Franz Josef II, Prince Hans Adam II assumed the regency. Already during his time as the Reigning Prince's representative, Prince Hans Adam II was particularly engaged on behalf of an independent Liechtenstein foreign policy. Under his leadership, Liechtenstein succeeded in joining the UN in 1990 and the EEA in 1995.
© Government Spokesperson’s Office • 9490 Vaduz •

1. Prince Hans-Adam II
2. Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie
3. Coat of arms

Mandy 01-16-2005 01:46 PM

Princess Marie
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Princess Marie was born on 14 April 1940 in Prague as Countess Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau, the fourth of seven children of Count Ferdinand Carl Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau and Countess Henriette, born Countess of Ledebur-Wicheln. The family was expelled in 1945 like many others from the former Czechoslovakia and fled to Germany.

After the family's escape from Czechoslovakia, Princess Marie attended primary school in Ering am Inn from 1946 to 1950. She then went to the boarding school of the Lioba Sisters in the Wald Cloister in Württemberg for eight years, graduating from the Realgymnasium (high school).
In 1957, she spent an extended period of time in England in order to study the English language. For six semesters, she attended the Academy of Applied Arts, from where she graduated with a diploma.
After a short stay in Paris to improve her knowledge of French, she worked as a commercial artist for a printer in Dachau until her engagement in 1965.

The interests of the Princess focus mostly on the social institutions of the country.
She is President of the Liechtenstein Red Cross and President of the Society for Therapeutic-Pedagogical Aid.
She is also interested in arts and culture and is engaged in matters relating to education and upbringing.
Through their participation in all sorts of public events, the Prince and the Princess demonstrate their deep bond with Liechtenstein and their interest in the political, economic, cultural and sporting development of the Principality.
© Government Spokesperson’s Office • 9490 Vaduz •

Mandy 07-27-2005 12:36 AM

Prince Hans-Adam & Princess Marie
Welcome to Part 1 of the Prince Hans-Adam and Princess Marie thread where you may post news, pictures, comments and articles. Please remember to follow the Attachment and Copyright Rules. Happy posting!

kdt13 10-14-2005 11:24 AM

this is a picture of Marie's wedding.
I hope the link works.

BeatrixFan 10-21-2005 04:07 PM

IMHO Marie wasn't that pretty when she was younger. She seems to have become more elegant and better looking as she's aged.

hilal 01-06-2006 05:48 AM

Princess Marie Aglaë

Princess Marie

Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie

The Princely Family in the courtyard of Vaduz Castle

mardam 01-06-2006 08:36 AM

Pictures of Marie
I have some pictures of Marie and her family on my site.

hilal 01-10-2006 05:05 AM

Pictures from Princess Marie and Prince Hans Adam

Alisa 01-04-2007 11:25 PM

Radio Liechtenstein was granted an extensive interview with Furst Hans-Adam. In the Prince talks about various subjects concerning Liechtenstein(politics, social policies, Princely possessions..etc).

The interview can be heard and read here:

HRH Kerry 01-15-2007 10:22 AM

Ruling Prince of Liechtenstein, His Serene Highness Hans-Adam II, visited the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) today and was received by Nasser Alshaali, Chief Executive Officer of the DIFC Authority.

Discussions by two wealthy nations? Hmm. Prince Max is looking well as always.:wub:

zanychick3000 02-10-2007 09:39 AM

Prince Hans Adam Talks About Religious Tolerance
I just saw this link on Vaterland. Prince Hans Adam gave an interview about religious tolerance on the eve of his birthday, which is on February 14. Liechtensteiner Vaterland - Meistgelesene Tageszeitung in Liechtenstein

HRH Kerry 02-14-2007 07:44 AM

The Sovereign Prince Hans Adam II turns 62 today. Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's Day! I'm sure his day will be unforgettable. :king: :heart: ;)

zanychick3000 02-14-2007 01:28 PM

Here is an interview Prince Hans Adam gave for his birthday today. The article and photo is from the Liechtenstein newspaper, Vaterland.

Liechtensteiner Vaterland - Meistgelesene Tageszeitung in Liechtenstein

HRH Kerry 02-14-2007 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by zanychick3000
Here is an interview Prince Hans Adam gave for his birthday today. The article and photo is from the Liechtenstein newspaper, Vaterland.

Liechtensteiner Vaterland - Meistgelesene Tageszeitung in Liechtenstein

Interesting article but Prince Hans Adam was all business. Was hoping to get a little glimpse into his personal world.:sad:

I can gather that he is very proud of Prince Alois from the full interview. :flowers:

P-crown 04-24-2007 12:59 PM

he looked more older than 62,,isnt he? but still he looks charming..i like his princess marie is 67 years old? i read somewhere that she is 5 years older than prince hans-adams..

zanychick3000 07-30-2007 03:31 PM

Here are 2 articles about the 40th wedding anniversary for Prince Hans Adam and Princess Marie. Sorry but both articles are in German.

Rubinhochzeit auf Schloss Vaduz - News
Fürsten-Ehepaar feiert Rubin-Hochzeit - Stars, Promis und Society News auf Vorarlberg Online

HRH Kerry 07-30-2007 04:54 PM

Thanks for the articles. They pretty much state the same info but with two different pics; one a wedding pic and the other a recent one.

The couple recently celebrated their ruby wedding anniversary. Congrats to them for 40 years of wedded bliss.:wub:

BurberryBrit 07-31-2007 03:03 AM

Oh, I wonder if they will have a ball to celebrate? Happy Anniversary!

Marie was a lovely bride! I wonder who is in possession of that tiara? That's not the Kinsky that the more recent brides of Liechtenstein have worn.

HRH Kerry 07-31-2007 02:25 PM

Isn't that the Kochert Fringe Tiara that Princess Gina often wore? I think it is.

BurberryBrit 07-31-2007 02:38 PM

Yes, you're right. I didn't know the name. I know Princess Isabelle wore it to her wedding but has it been seen since. :confused:

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