The summer of the Liechtenstein royal family is now marked by mourning. In a post relayed on Twitter, the blog Gert’s Royals, devoted to the lives of crowned heads, announced the death of Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, citing a statement from the royal family of Liechtenstein. She breathed her last at the age of 81 this Saturday, August 21, around 5 p.m. in Grabs hospital and surrounded by her relatives. The announcement sparked a multitude of reactions from Internet users, especially as many anonymous still had hope for the octogenarian.

Indeed, Marie d’Orléans died following a stroke, which occurred this Wednesday, August 18. She was then immediately hospitalized. “The Princely House regrets to announce that Her Royal Highness the Princess suffered a stroke yesterday. She is being treated in hospital”, announced a press release from the princely family. No other information was then relayed but the state of health of the wife of Prince Hans Adam II would have deteriorated considerably after her stroke.

H.S.H. Princess Marie-Aglaé of Liechtenstein passed away today (August 21) at 4:43 p.m. in the hospital in Grabs. She was 81. Her health had deteriorated steadily after the stroke on Wednesday. She died peacefully, surrounded by family, after receiving the last sacraments.

– Gert’s Royals (@Gertsroyals) August 21, 2021

Princess Marie of Liechtenstein was a woman of commitment

An entire family is in mourning. Because besides her title, Princess Marie was also the mother of four children and the grandmother of fifteen grandchildren. Daughter of Count Ferdinand Carl Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau and his wife, Countess Henriette, she was the fourth of seven children. Passionate about art, literature and culture, youth and education were also close to her heart. For three decades, this committed woman was even at the head of the Liechtenstein Red Cross, before becoming its honorary president.

Marie d’Orléans © WALTER

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