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H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein received Mr. Werner Marxer, long-time choirmaster and organist of the municipality of Schellenberg, for the award of the Medal of Merit at Vaduz Castle on Monday, 19 September 2022.
The honored person was awarded the Princely Liechtenstein Golden Decoration of Merit due to his special services to the country of Liechtenstein.
Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein, on behalf of Prince Hans-Adam II, received Mr. Günther Fritz, long-time President of the Political Party "Vaterländische Union" as well as former Editor-in-Chief of the daily newspaper "Liechtensteiner Vaterland", for the conferral of the Order of Merit at Vaduz Castle on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
Mr. Fritz was awarded the "Commander's Cross (Komturkreuz)" of the Princely Liechtenstein Order of Merit on account of his special services rendered to the country of Liechtenstein.
The Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, on behalf of the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein received the following persons for the conferral of titles and orders at Vaduz Castle on Friday, 17 December 2021:
former Head of Government lic.oec. HSG Adrian Hasler: Order "Grand Cross (Grosskreuz)" Title "Princely Councillor (Fürstlicher Rat)"
former Government Councillor Dr. Mauro Pedrazzini: Order "Commander's Cross with Star (Komturkreuz mit dem Stern)"
The award was given in recognition of the special services rendered by the honourees to the country of Liechtenstein.
The funeral service for HSH Princess Marie von und zu Liechtenstein on Saturday, 28 August at 2 p.m. is reserved for invited guests due to lack of space. However, the service will be broadcast on the national channel (TV) and www.landeskanal.li (via live stream). In addition, there are the following possibilities to commemorate Her Serene Highness Princess Marie:
Thursday, 26 August: 6:30 p.m. - Transfer to Vaduz Cathedral
Thursday, 26 August: from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Laying out in Vaduz Cathedral with opportunity to sign the book of condolence
Friday, 27 August 2021: from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Laying out in the cathedral with the possibility to sign the book of condolence
Friday, 27 August 2021: 7:00 p.m. - Prayer of the Rosary in the churches of the Liechtenstein parishes
Sunday, 5 September 2021 as well as Sunday, 3 October 2021 both at 9:30 a.m. - Memorial Masses for the 7th and 30th respectively in Vaduz Cathedral
Her Serene Highness Princess Marie von und zu Liechtenstein died on 21 August 2021 at 4:43 pm in the hospital in Grabs. After her health steadily deteriorated following a stroke on 18 August 2021, she passed away today in the presence of her family and after receiving the Holy Sacraments of the Last Supper, peacefully and with great trust in God.
The German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited the heads of state of the German-speaking countries to a meeting in Potsdam on 28 and 29 June 2021. Other participants included the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, the King of the Belgians, the Federal Presidents of Austria and Switzerland, and the Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein. The annual exchange between the heads of state serves to maintain good relations as well as to deepen a number of topics that are of particular importance to these countries.