A blow to the royal family of Liechtenstein. Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, wife of the monarch of the principality, suffered a stroke on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. According to information from the British specialist site Royal Central, the princess was immediately hospitalized. The Princely House of Liechtenstein announced the sad news in an official statement, stating: “The Princely House regrets to announce that Her Royal Highness the Princess suffered a stroke yesterday. She is being treated at the hospital.”

In its official statement, the Princely House of Liechtenstein subsequently asked the public to respect the privacy of the royal family, and said “no further information will be given at this time.” Born under the name Marie Aglaé on April 14, 1940 in Prague, Princess Marie is 81 years old. She is the wife of the Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam II. Together, the royal couple have four children, and are the grandparents of fifteen grandchildren. Now it is their son Alois who is the hereditary prince of Liechtenstein. The latter has reigned over Liechtenstein since 2004. Currently, the sovereign couple lives in one of their residences in Vienna, Austria, as reported by the Royal Histories website.

A princess committed for decades

Princess Marie is the fourth of seven children of Count Ferdinand Carl Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (Kinská ze Vchynic a Tetova in Czech) and his wife, Countess Henriette, née Countess Henriette von Ledebur-Wicheln. In her official biography on the Palace website, we can read that Princess Marie has a passion for art, literature and culture. She is also committed to youth and education. The princess was notably president of the Liechtenstein Red Cross from 1985 to 2015. She is now its honorary president.

Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein © Dana Press

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