Sunday, October 10, 2021

The 70th Birthday of Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Prince Michael in 2013.
Photo (c) Getty Images / South China Morning Post.

On 10 October 1951 at Graz, Prince Michael Karl Alfred Maria Felix Moritz of Liechtenstein was born as the second child of Prince Heinrich of Liechtenstein and Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria. Michael's paternal grandparents were Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein and Princess Theresia Maria zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Wallerstein. The prince's maternal grandparents were Emperor Karl of Austria and Empress Zita (née Princess of Bourbon-Parma). Prince Michael has four siblings: Prince Vincenz (1950-2008), Princess Charlotte (b.1953), Prince Christof (b.1956), and Prince Karl (b.1957). 

Prince Michael and Princess Hildegard of Liechtenstein, 1998.
Photo (c) Seeger-Presse.

In 1986, Prince Michael of Liechtenstein married Hildegard Berta Peters (b.1948). The prince and princess have two daughters: Princess Theresa (b.1987; married Count Cajetan zu Toerring-Jettenbach) and Princess Gisela (b.1990; married Victor Bergmann). 

Our best wishes to Prince Michael on his seventieth birthday!

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