Tuesday, July 30, 2019

On This Day In History: Prince Hans Adam of Liechtenstein Marries Countess Marie Kinsky

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Today, Prince Hans Adam II and Princess Marie Agläe of Liechtenstein celebrate fifty-two years of marriage.

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The then Hereditary Prince Hans Adam of Liechtenstein (b.1945) and Countess Marie Agläe Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (b.1940) were wed at St Florin's in Vaduz on 30 July 1967. Hans Adam is the eldest son of Prince Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein (1906–1989) and his wife Princess Georgina (née von Wilczek ;1921–1989). Marie Agläe is the daughter of Count Ferdinand Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1908–1969) and his wife Countess Henriette Caroline (née Ledebur-Wicheln; 1910–2001). Hans Adam and Marie Agläe are second cousins once removed through their descent from Fürst Ferdinand Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1834-1904) and his wife Princess Maria Josepha of Liechtenstein (1835-1905).

Fürst Ferdinand Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau
Among the guests were a plethora of the European Gotha. Attendees included Archduke Otto of Austria, the Duke of Bragança, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece and her sisters-in-law Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark and Princess Sofía of Spain, Prince Michael and Princess Marina of Greece, the Count and Countess of Paris, Prince Jacques d'Orléans and siblings Princess Chantal and Prince Thibault, Duke Philipp and Duchess Rosa of Württemberg as well as Duke Carl and Duchess Diane of Württemberg. Members of the Bourbon-Parma, Hannover, Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Mecklenburg, Schwarzenberg, Thurn and Taxis, and Orsini families were also present.

Countess Marie Agläe is escorted by her father Count Ferdinand
(left to right) Princess Sofía of Spain and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark 
The Count and Countess of Paris followed by Prince Michael and Princess Marina of Greece
as well as Duchess Diane of Württemberg 
Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes arrives on the arm of Prince Heinrich of Liechtenstein
Inside St Florin's
Hans Adam and Marie Agläe


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