Today, Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie hosted the annual New Year’s reception at Schloss Vaduz for the eleventh year. The reception has become increasingly popular in recent years, with this year’s attendance being more than 540. As a result, the reception is now split into two events: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
The morning reception welcomed the Diplomatic Corps, with 171 people from 65 nations.
The afternoon reception saw 368 guests, including the following: members of the parliament, the presiding members of government and justice, mayors of the municipalities, people who have princely titles (Princely Councillor, Princely Court Councillor, Princely Justice Councillor, Princely Education Councillor, Princely Commerce Councillor and Princely Spiritual Councillor) or were awarded the Order of Merit, the highest public officials, and representatives of associations and organisations, political parties and public life.
Also in attendance were Prince Hans-Adam and Princess Marie as well as Prince Wenzel. This was his first time Prince Wenzel was there, as he turned 18 the year before last and finished high school last year. Additionally, Prince Stefan, the Liechtenstein ambassador to Germany, was present, as well as Princess Maria-Pia, the Liechtenstein ambassador to Austria and the Czech Republic.
More photos at Volksblatt and Vaterland. Videos at Vaterland as well as another two at 1 FL TV, here and here.