H.S.H. Princess Marie-Aglaë († August 21, 2021)
Princess Marie, wife of Prince Hans-Adam II, was born in Prague as the fourth of seven children of Count Ferdinand Carl Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau and Countess Henriette, nee Countess von Ledebur-Wicheln.
Her family was expelled from what was then Czechoslovakia in 1945 and fled to Germany. Princess Marie attended primary school in Ering am Inn from 1946 to 1949. She then entered the boarding school of the Lioba Sisters in the “Wald” Convent in Württemberg for eight years and completed her secondary education there.
In 1957, Princess Marie spent an extended time in England in order to improve her English. She then attended the Academy for Applied Graphics at the University of Munich for six semesters and graduated with a diploma. After another, shorter language stay in Paris, she worked as a commercial artist in a print shop in Dachau until her engagement in 1965.
On 30 July 1967, she married Prince Hans-Adam II. They are the parents of four children:
Hereditary Prince Alois, born on 11 June 1968
Prince Maximilian, born on 16 May 1969
Prince Constantin, born on 15 March 1972
Princess Tatjana, born on 10 April 1973
Princess Marie has been strongly committed to social institutions in Liechtenstein. She is Honorary President of the Liechtenstein Red Cross, which she chaired from 1985 to 2015. The Princess has also shown great commitment and interest in art and culture, and has been intensively involved in questions of education and upbringing.