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Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein

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15 May 1957 (age 67) Betzdorf, Luxembourg (

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Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein (born Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg on 15 May 1957) is the fourth child and second daughter of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium. As the sister of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and the sister-in-law of Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein, she is a princess of two current realms and a member of the Luxembourg and Liechtenstein reigning dynasties. The Princess holds similar precedence in both monarchies, as sister and sister-in-law of the Sovereign.


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Princess Margaretha is the twin sister of Prince Jean of Luxembourg. She was educated in the Grand Duchy, where she studied at the European School of Luxembourg (ESL), as well as in Belgium (her mother's native land), Great Britain and in the United States. She speaks Luxembourgish, French, English and German, having spent time in numerous countries as either student or tourist. She has acquired a doctorate in the social sciences.

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Princess Margaretha is the patron of Dyslexia International. She is also the Patroness of the Princess Margaretha Luxembourgeois Girl Guides of Leudelange and of the Crèche de Luxembourg. She travels frequently between her home in Liechtenstein, her native Luxembourg, Brussels, where she attends conferences and meetings related to the EU-NGO in which she remains actively involved. Other travel includes visits abroad with her husband, such as their 2011 visit to the University of Dallas where the couple was hosted and interviewed on campus.

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Her main recreational interests and sport activities include riding, skiing, tennis, hunting, reading and modern and classical music. Her reading emphasizes historical biographies and spiritual works.

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In 2011 Grand Duke Henri decreed that his female descendants would henceforth enjoy the right of succession to the throne without regard to gender, in accordance with absolute primogeniture. Other princesses of the dynasty, descended from prior sovereigns, may still inherit the throne in the event of extinction of all male dynasts and of all dynasts descended from Grand Duke Henri, and in the order stipulated by the 1907 amendment to the 1783 Nassau Family Pact

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Margaretha bears the marital titles Princess of Liechtenstein and Countess Rietberg, as well as those due to her own royal descent, Princess of Luxembourg, of Bourbon-Parma and of Nassau. As the issue of a dynastically approved marriage, her children are members of the princely House of Liechtenstein. Her son is in the line of succession to the throne of Liechtenstein, being a fraternal nephew of Prince Hans-Adam II.

Marriage and issue

On 20 March 1982, she married Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein at Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg. He is the third son of Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein. For the time being, this is the last dynastically equal marriage between two sovereign houses currently reigning in Europe.

They have had four children:

  • Prince Leopold Emmanuel Jean Marie of Liechtenstein (Brussels, 20 May 1984 - Brussels, 20 May 1984).
  • Princess Maria-Anunciata Astrid Joséphine Veronica of Liechtenstein (b. Brussels-Uccle, 12 May 1985).
  • Princess Marie-Astrid Nora Margarita Veronica of Liechtenstein (b. Brussels-Uccle, 26 June 1987).
  • Prince Josef-Emanuel Leopold Marie of Liechtenstein (b. Brussels-Uccle, 7 May 1989).
  • Princess Margaretha is the godmother of her nephews Archduke Imre of Austria and Prince Louis of Luxembourg and of her cousin's daughter, Princess Louise of Belgium.

    National honours

  •  Luxembourg: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau
  •  Luxembourg: Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal of His Royal Highness The Grand Duke Jean (12 November 1989)
  • Foreign honours

  •  Belgium: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold II
  • Portuguese Royal Family: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Isabel
  •  Sovereign Military Order of Malta: Knight Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 3rd First Class
  •  Spain: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic
  • References

    Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein Wikipedia

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