Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday Flashback (on a Saturday): A Baby Prince and His Family

Photo: Liechtensteiner Vaterland
Today in 1972 at 10:30pm, then Hereditary Princess Marie gave birth to her third child and son, who was named Constantin Ferdinand Maria, at the Kantonsspital in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Consequently, today his 42nd birthday - all the best, Durchlaucht! Weighing 4200 gramme at the time of his birth, the prince is pictured above together with his parents, Princess Marie and Prince Hans-Adam II, and his older brothers, Hereditary Prince Alois (left) and Prince Max, a day after his birth.


  1. Princess Marie is such a tiny and petite woman - shocked that she had such a big baby

  2. He was rather heavy indeed. Both Alois and Max weighed around 3800 grams and Tatjana 3300 grams according to newspaper reports, so the boys were all above average. I'm not sure how tall Marie is though; most of her immediate family seems rather tall so it's possible that she looks smaller than she is.