The Succession to the Throne

The line of succession and the succession to the throne was regulated in 1606 by a family treaty. The primogeniture-succession or the right of the first born was introduced then. In this line of succession, the main property of the House and further privileges (e.g. the title, the archives of the House and the collections) are inherited by the first male born of the oldest family line. The first born son of the respectively ruling prince achieves by birth the right of succession to the throne for him and for his male descendants.

The family treaty was later completed with several further "House laws". In 1993 a summary of the house laws took place in the frame of a new unitary House law, which was published on the 6th December 1993 in the LGB1. 1993 No 100.

The Constitution of Liechtenstein refers to the House Laws of the Royal Family regarding the succession to the throne in art. 3.


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