Thursday, August 19, 2021

The 75th Birthday of Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein

Prince Philipp and Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein, 2016.
Photo (c) Seth B. Leonard
Today, Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday!

Franz Joseph and Gina of Liechtenstein with their five children.
Prince Philipp is on the right in the back.

Born on 19 August 1946 at Zürich, Prince Philipp Erasmus Alois Ferdinand Maria Sebaldus of Liechtenstein was the second son and child of Fürst Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein (1906-1989) and Fürstin Gina (1921-1989; née Countess von Wilczek), who wed in 1943. Philipp has four siblings: Fürst Hans Adam II (b.1945; married Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau), Prince Nikolaus (b.1947; married Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg), Princess Nora (b.1950; married Don Vicente Sartorius y Cabeza de Vaca, Marques de Mariño), and Prince Wenzel (1962-1991).

Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria, 1903.
Alois and Elisabeth with their son Franz Joseph, 1906.

The paternal grandparents of Prince Philipp were Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (1869-1955) and Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1878-1960). The maternal grandparents of Prince Philipp were Count Ferdinand von Wilczek (1893-1977) and Countess Norbertine "Nora" Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1888-1923).

Philipp and Isabelle celebrate their engagement at Schloß Vaduz, June 1971.
On 11 September 1971 at Brussels, Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein married Isabelle Fernande Ghislaine Guillemette Elisabeth de l'Arbre de Malander (b.1949), the daughter of Jean de l'Arbre de Malander (1909-1969) and Guillemette Grassel (1910-2000). Prince Philipp and Princess Isabelle have three sons: Prince Alexander (b.1972; married to Astrid Kohl), Prince Wenzeslaus (b.1974), and Prince Rudolf (b.1975; married to Tilsim Tanberk). Philipp and Isabelle will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary next month.

Princess Isabelle and Prince Philipp at the wedding of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, 2014.
Photo (c) Getty Images/Elisabetta Villa.

Our best wishes to Prince Philipp on his birthday!

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