The Prince of Liechtenstein Turns Seventy
The Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam II, today celebrates his seventieth birthday. He was born in 1945 as the eldest child of Prince Franz Joseph II and his wife Georgina.
Hans-Adam spent his childhood in Vaduz, the capital of the small principality, residing in Vaduz Castle with his parents and siblings. He went to a local primary school, before attending high school in Vienna at the Schottengymnasium. His secondary education was completed at a grammar school in Zuoz in 1965. The Prince graduated from the University of St Gallen with a degree in business and economics.
He met his future wife, Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, at a dinner party hosted by his mother at their home in the summer of 1960. They were married on July 30, 1967 at the Cathedral of St Florin. Hans-Adam and Marie have four children: Hereditary Prince Alois (who has been Regent for his father since 2004), Prince Maximilian, Prince Constantin and Princess Tatjana.
Prince Hans-Adam took the throne on November 13, 1989, upon the death of his father.
Since appointing his son Regent, Prince Hans-Adam has spent time managing the assets of the Princely Family, which are mostly held in the Prince of Liechtenstein Foundation that he founded in 1970 and include the LGT Group. He also wrote a book titled The State in the Third Millennium, that discusses politics and national importance today.Filed under Liechtenstein
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