Sunday, April 28, 2013

Luxarazzi Goes Liechtenstein

Over the last couple of weeks and months, we, your faithful bloggers at Luxarazzi, have taken a great interest in another one of Europe's reigning families, the Princely House of Liechtenstein. What started as research for a post to publish around the date of the country's national day - which is regularly attended by Princess Margaretha and her family - later this year, quickly turned into hours of reading and researching about a family that is intersting both historically and currently.

Up until know, we have already covered a part of of the Princely Family as five of their members are very well connected to Luxembourg's Grand Ducal Family. In March 1982 the two families formed close bonds when Grand Duke Jean's daughter Princess Margaretha married Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, son of Prince Franz Joseph II. The couple has three surviving children and whenever we find out about the things Princess Margaretha and her family have been up to, we cover them on this blog.

Now we would like to expand on this coverage to other members of the Liechtenstein family. You, however, do not need to worry of them eclipsing the Grand Ducal Family in any way as Luxembourg is and will remain the focus of our blog.

The Princely Family is notoriously private and only has few public appearances. We will focus our coverage on the offspring of Prince Franz Joseph II and Princess Gina, the late parents-in-law of Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg. If something major happens in another branch of the family, we will make sure to report on it but the family is simply to big - and too private - to write about in its entirety. All legitimate male line descendants of Prince Johann I of Liechtenstein (1760-1836) are considered members of the Princely Family, there is no general limit to the title and females don't lose their membership upon marriage, so it's not too hard to imagine just how many princes and princesses of Liechtenstein there are living all around the world.

The only members of the family that have regular official duties are the Prince, Hans Adam II, and his wife Princess Marie as well as the Hereditary Prince Alois and his wife Princess Sophie, so they will be our main focus.

When we can find news about them, we will also cover the Prince's two other sons Prince Max and Prince Constantin, who both work regular jobs, and their families. Any tidings about the Princely Couple's daughter Tatjana will be hard to come by as she lives privately in Austria with her family and does not have any representational role whatsoever. We will try to find occassional bits of news about Prince Hans-Adam's siblings Prince Philipp and Princess Nora and their families and of course continue to report about Prince Nikolaus and family.

We hope that you will enjoy the Princely Family as much as we do! So far the idea of extending our coverage to Liechtenstein was met with an overwhelmingly positive response on the different social media.

Apart from also having a look at the Hereditary Princely Couple at the Dutch inauguration in the days to come, we will kick off our coverage of the Princely Family with a two part Luxarazzi 101 edition to give you a general idea of the reigning family of the tiny alpine principality. (You thought Luxembourg is small, think again!) The first part will lay its focus on the family's history up until the end of the of the Second World War, the second part will have a look at how they have fared since the end of the war

We have also introduced a new page to our blog called Liearazzi which will give you a general idea of Liechtenstein as a country and the part of the Princely Family that will be covered on the blog.

As the Princely Family does not have the most jam-packed calendar of public appearances, there will only be occassional updates when we can get hold of their latest adventures. So you really do not need to worry of Liechtenstein taking over the blog, it will be merely a nice little supplement. Other additions are neither planned by us nor entertained in any way.

Long story short, we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do and that our coverage it might spark interest in Europe's least known reigning family that has a seriously interesting history.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, we're too! Here's hoping it will be interesting to all involved ;)