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Princess Tiana 12-06-2009 11:39 PM

How'd you become interested in the Princely Family of Liechtenstein?
I saw a picture of Prince Max and Princess Angela on a blog that I frequent and that drew me to the Royal family of Liechtenstein. What about everybody else?:flowers: Also cute little Prince Alfons... The Liechtenstein dynasty is just so interesting. The only Princess that I cared about ever was Princess Diana of Wales and that was because of the intrigue of her life and the press she got, and ofcourse her untimely death. This Royal family seriously is so mysterious and charming.

Rascal 12-07-2009 10:17 AM

Hi, Princess Tiana! I, too, became interested in the Liechtenstein family after seeing a picture of Prince Max & Princess Angela. I believe it was from before their wedding. The one with her hair down, dressed casually in jeans and a white shirt and what appears to be a mountain landscape behind them. When I researched more about the family, I found out about their vast art collection and that really continued my interest. I would love a look in their vaults!

Rascal :flowers:

Hereditary Thane 12-07-2009 10:19 AM

The Liechtensteins are not royalty. They were raised to the high nobility by the Holy Roman Emperor and took their territorial title from a village they owned, now in the Czech Republic, but ever ambitious they wanted a princely seat in the Imperial Diet so purchased two counties (fiefs of the empire) and made it into a pricipality that amazingly the Congress of Vienna validated. I believe that the eldest son of the hereditary prince, through his mother, will be (though not publicly proclaimed) the legitimatist claimaint to the Stuarts of Great Britain kingship. It is not known if his mother's family are Jacobites or not, they have never publicly abrogated their "rights" in this respect. Liechtenstein is a relatively new state, with a vigorus and engaged ruling family.

Princess Tiana 12-07-2009 01:32 PM

Liechenstein is a Principality, and not royalty. But they are a monarchy right? If his mother is descended from Jacobites, does that then make her a hereditary royal?

SASSY 12-13-2009 02:41 PM

I think it was a post at this forum. I don't remember what it was about. When I saw one of their wedding photos I remembered seeing it on the cover of JET magazine (an African-American publication). Other than that I had barely heard of Liechtenstein.

I have a question: What religion are the Princely Family and do people marrying into the family have to convert?

Princess Tiana 12-16-2009 10:26 AM

The Princely family are Catholics. I do not know the answer to the second part of your question.

Warren 12-17-2009 06:53 AM

The House Laws dated 26 October 1993 mention religion only in the Preamble:

"...These century-old family traditions include the Catholic faith, which shall also serve as a guiding principle in future decisions, whilst respecting the freedom of belief and conscience of the individual."

SASSY 12-18-2009 07:36 PM

So you don't have to convert to Catholicism to marry into the family?


Warren 12-19-2009 01:23 AM

It's a safe assumption that the Hereditary Prince or next in line would be expected to marry a Roman Catholic bride, but for extended family members the expectation would probably be less strict. However, the Liechtensteiners are a proud dynasty and the Catholic faith is integral to the family tradition.

Hereditary Thane 05-06-2010 08:54 PM

The princess consort is the representor of the Jacobites, so it follows the next hereditary prince (her son) will be afforded this mantle. The crown princess is a duchess in Bavaria and has not inherited the former kingdom's royal family headship as salic law prevails in that family.

Marino01 05-17-2010 01:44 AM

I believe it was a program on VH1 on Royalty that I had to watch. From England to Sweden and Denamrk, all the way to the Monoca's royal family. And then they mentioned this family and I was hooked.

Australian 05-17-2010 07:49 AM

I think it's mainly because this family are so quiet and hidden, kind of mysterious.

queenkahina 05-25-2010 01:52 PM

Hello, I, became interested in the Liechtenstein family after seeing the engagement picture followed by wedding pictures of Prince Maximillian & Princess Angela. I find it odd that there's very little information available about them on/offline.

Next Star 10-19-2010 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by Marino01 (Post 1081458)
I believe it was a program on VH1 on Royalty that I had to watch. From England to Sweden and Denamrk, all the way to the Monoca's royal family. And then they mentioned this family and I was hooked.

Monaco is not royalty just like Liechtenstein both are high nobility mentioned by another member.But all the other families named above
are royalty.Now what drew me to Liechtenstein was when I heard about model Adrianna Lima dating Prince Wenz of Liechtenstein plus I
got tried of hearing about the U.K and Monaco I needed to broaden my monarchy knowledge.

Marijke 10-21-2010 01:40 PM

I became interested after the engament & wedding of Prince Nikolaus with Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg.

Renata4711 04-03-2011 12:57 AM

Liechtenstein (like Monaco) has been for many years a magnet for philatelists who love the Principality's "small works of art".

I admit that the ruling family is also of interest, but not to me, I have to confess...

EllenAndClara 05-01-2011 09:58 PM

I got a crush on Prince Joseph Wenzel. By the way, how could I send a letter to the Liechtenstein Royal Family?

lfeltz1 05-07-2011 10:44 PM

Hello All! I became interested in the Liechtenstein Family since i was about eight. I found out that i was related to all but the last 3 of the Princes. My Great[+4] Grandfather was Prince Alloys II. The whole story behind it all was that his son, got into trouble with the Austrian Government, and so he fled to America. Here he got married, and changed our last name. It was Liechtenstein, but he then changed it to Liestenfeltz, so nobody could find him.

XeniaCasaraghi 06-26-2011 06:32 PM

Had a book from 2006 on royalty and read it again and their palace was mentioned. Googled them and found out they are the richest and most powerful ruling house in Europe, and isn't ceremonial like almost everybody else. Then I found some I info about how well off the people of the country are and now I kind of want to move there.

Kit 08-07-2011 04:47 PM

I would like to add that the princely family of Liechtenstein is originally from Lower-Austria. There's the castle Liechtenstein in Mödling not far from Vienna which was their so-called Stammburg (=ancestral seat). You can read the following from the princely house's homepage:

The Liechtenstein Family is one of the oldest noble families. With Hugo of Liechtenstein, a bearer of this name is first mentioned in 1136.
He called himself after the Liechtenstein Castle, situated to the south of Vienna. The early Liechtenstein owned estates in the surroundings of Stammburg and on the North-Eastern border of Lower Austria.
The Liechtensteins still own vast properties in Austria (the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna for example or another branch of the family owns the Riegersburg (Riegersburg castle) in Styria). What's more they are of course related to the Habsburgs, a younger sister of Otto Habsburg married Prince Heinrich of Liechtenstein. Their ancestral seat in Lower-Austria was sold in the 1960s but can be visited regularly. In summer open air theatre takes place. Here is a very good picture of the "Burg Liechtenstein" in Austria:
Then here you have a pic of the Riegersburg in Styria:
and a pic of the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna:
and the so-called Gardenpalais in Vienna which is now a beautiful museum and highly frequented. If you ever come to Vienna you definitely have to visit it: LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM Wien

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