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H.R.H. Hereditary Princess Sophie

Hereditary Princess Sophie is the eldest of the five daughters of Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria. She is a direct descendant of the last King of Bavaria Ludwig III, who was her great-great-grandfather. Hereditary Princess Sophie is the wife of Hereditary Prince Alois.

H.R.H. Hereditary Princess Sophie
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Hereditary Princess Sophie was born in Munich on October 28, 1967. She spent her childhood with her parents and sisters in Wildbad Kreuth.

After taking her school-leaving exams, she spent several months in London where she attended classes at the Inchbald School of Interior Design. She was particularly interested in different styles of interior furnishings. Hereditary Princess Sophie studied History and English at the Catholic University in Eichstätt.

On July 3, 1993, she married Hereditary Prince Alois. They have four children:

  • Prince Joseph Wenzel, born May 24, 1995
  • Princess Marie Caroline, born October 17, 1996
  • Prince Georg, born April 20, 1999
  • Prince Nikolaus, born December 6, 2000

In 2006, the Hereditary Princess founded the Sophie of Liechtenstein Foundation for Woman and Child. The goal of this foundation is to give women who become pregnant unintentionally better prospects in life for themselves and their child. The "schwanger.li" advice center, which has offices in Schaan/Liechtenstein, and in neighboring Feldkirch/Austria and Buchs/Switzerland, is supported by the Foundation.

Since May 2015, Hereditary Princess Sophie has been President of the Liechtenstein Red Cross.