H.S.H. Princess Marie

Princess Marie was born on 14 April 1940 in Prague. Her maiden name is Countess Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau and she is the fourth of the seven children of Count Ferdinand Carl Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau and his wife Countess Henriette, née Countess of Ledebur-Wicheln. During the aftermath of World War II, in 1945 the family was forced to leave the former Czechoslovakia, like many others, and re-settled in Germany.

Princess Marie attended elementary school in Ering am Inn from 1946 to 1950, then the Lioba Sisters' boarding school at the monastery 'Wald' in Württemberg from where she graduated after eight years.

In 1957 she spent an extended period of time in England in order to improve her English. Princess Marie then commenced her tertiary studies and three years later she graduated from the Academy for Applied Arts at the University of Munich. She then spent time in Paris where she improved her command of the French language.

Princess Marie then took up employment as an industrial designer for a printing house in Dachau. In 1965 she became engaged to her present husband The Prince.

On 30 July 1967, Princess Marie as the then Countess Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau married Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein. The couple have four children: Hereditary Prince Alois, born 11 June 1968; Prince Maximilian, born 16 May 1969; Prince Constantin, born 15 March 1972; and Princess Tatjana, born 10 April 1973.


The Princess' primary interests concern the social institutions of her country and all issues of Education, Culture and The Arts.

Princess Marie is the President of the Liechtenstein Red Cross and Honorary President of the Society for Orthopaedic Aid. She presided the latter from 1983 until 2005.

The Princess and her husband The Reigning Prince are dedicated to Liechtenstein and their people. They attend public events with regularity to represent their country and to keep abreast with political, economic, cultural and sporting developments and their effects on the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Vaduz, August 2007

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