Princess Marie was born in Prague as 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. She is the wife of Prince Hans-Adam II.
In 1945, her family was forced to leave the former Czechoslovakia and flee to Germany. Princess Marie attended elementary school in Ering am Inn from 1946 to 1949. Then she attended the Lioba Sisters’ boarding school at the “Wald” monastery in Württemberg for eight years and completed her secondary education there.
In 1957, Princess Marie spent an extended period of time in England in order to improve her English. Then she attended the Academy for Applied Arts at the University of Munich for six semesters and graduated from there with a degree. After a short stay in Paris to improve her French, she worked as an industrial designer for a printing house in Dachau before her engagement in 1965.
On July 30, 1967, she married Prince Hans-Adam II. They have four children:
Princess Marie is primarily concerned with the social institutions of Liechtenstein. She is Honorary President of the Liechtenstein Red Cross, of which she was President from 1985 to 2015, and she is patron of the Foundation and the Verein für Heilpädagogische Hilfe, a society for people in Liechtenstein with special needs. Princess Marie is also interested in art and culture and issues relating to young people and education.