Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Catching Up and Looking Ahead

Photo: sdb / Liechtensteiner Vaterland /
Prince Nikolaus recently gave an interview to Liechtenstein's main TV channel which was aired last week. During the interview, he talked about the seperation of church and state. As I'm at risk of endlessly repeating myself as to why Prince Nikolaus is talking about the matter, just check out his past events if you can't remember why. In case you would like to watch it, check out 1 FL TV.

There's an old tradition in Liechtenstein philately of giving out joint issues with another national postal administration. This year around, Russia is the lucky one. Already yesterday the two stamps featuring motives by Russian painter, illustrator, graphic artist, photographer and philosopher Ivan Myasoyedov were revealed during a presentation that was attended by Princess Marie. Myasoyedov lived in exile in Liechtenstein between 1938 and 1953. During the time he worked under the name Eugen Zotow.  A gallery of visuals of the event is located at Volksblatt, a video can be found at 1 FL TV.

Today, Princess Marie attended the opening of a new office of the Familienhilfe Liechtenstein, an organisation that helps needy and care-dependent people in the Principality. The Princess is the patron of the organisation. You can see her attending the event in the picture above and in this video by 1 FL TV (starting at 09:03).

Next week, on September 9 to be precise, Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie will be in Innsbruck, Austria to meet with the other German-speaking heads of state. Even though the Hereditary Prince technically isn't one, he has taken over the responsibilities since being appointed regent by his father a few years ago. The presidents of Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as the Prince or regent of Liechtenstein regularly come together for meetings and the exchange of ideas. For a detailed scheduled (in German), have a look here.

In more distant news, Princess Amélia de Orleans e Bragança, granddaughter of Grand Duke Jean's sister Princess Alix of Luxembourg, will marry her fiancé Alexander James Spearman in August 2014. The wedding is to take place at the Igreja Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé in Rio de Janeiro.

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