H.R.H. Hereditary Princess Sophie

Duchess Sophie was born in Bavaria on 28 October 1967 in Munich as the eldest of the five daughters of Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria. She was given the names Sophie Elizabeth Marie Gabrielle and is a direct descendant of the last King of Bavaria. Ludwig III (1845-1921) was her great-great-grandfather.

Hereditary Princess Sophie spent her childhood together with her parents and sisters in Wildbad Kreuth. She studied history, English language and literature at the Catholic University in Eichstätt.

During a stay in London, which lasted several months, she attended tutorial classes at the Inchbald School of Interior Design. She was particularly interested in the various styles of interior furnishings.

At the beginning of 2006 Hereditary Princess founded the Sophie von Liechtenstein Stiftung für Frau und Kind (Sophie of Liechtenstein Foundation for Woman and Child). The goal of the Foundation is to give women, who unintentionally became pregnant, a more positive life perspective for themselves and their child. The consulting centre "schwanger.li", with offices in Schaan/Liechtenstein, as well as in neighbouring Feldkirch/Austria, and Buchs/Switzerland belongs to the Foundation.

Since May 2015, the Hereditary Princess is the President of the Liechtenstein Red Cross.

She married Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein on 3 July 1993. They have four children: Prince Joseph Wenzel, born 24 May 1995; Princess Marie Caroline, born 17 October 1996; Prince Georg, born 20 April 1999; and Prince Nikolaus, born 6 December 2000.

News
Ansprache Seiner Durchlaucht Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein anlässlich der Landtagseröffnung am 21. Januar 2016
Ansprache Seiner Durchlaucht Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein anlässlich des Staatsfeiertages 2015
Speech by H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein
 
For other interesting news, click here