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Monarchy

Politically active Princely House

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a constitutional hereditary monarchy based on democratic and parliamentary principles. The Princely House makes an important contribution to the politics and prestige of the country.

Liechtenstein’s Constitution

The Constitution dates from 1921 and is unique in the way that it combines a parliamentary democracy with a politically active monarch and very strong people’s rights based on direct democracy.

National Emblems

The family coat of arms of the Princely House also serves as the greater coat of arms for the Principality of Liechtenstein. There are six motifs on the coat of arms.

Decorations

The Prince bestows titles, orders and honors on individuals who have given outstanding service to the country of Liechtenstein.

"By joining the United Nations, we have achieved international recognition for the sovereignty of Liechtenstein, something that is extremely important for a small state in the light of globalization."

H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein