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Sunday, February 15, 2015

...and What the Ladies Have to Say

After our marathon of princely interviews yesterday - Haven't read them yet? Check here, here and here for lengthy interviews with Prince Hans-Adam II, Hereditary Prince Alois and Prince Wenzel on the occasion of the F├╝rst's 70th birthday. -, there is basically one post left: A post with what the ladies in Prince Hans-Adam's life have to say about him. Mind you, it's not all the ladies but representative selection of them: his wife Princess Marie, his daughter Princess Tatjana, his daughter-in-law Princess Sophie, and his granddaughter Princess Marie-Caroline.

The Princess Marie
Photo: Manfred Bauer / VOL.at
Serene Highness, do you still recall the first thought that went through your mind when you met Prince Hans-Adam for the first time?
I thought of him as a cheerful young man.

What do you value most about Prince Hans-Adam as a husband?
That he is very intelligent, that he has humour and that he is a faithful husband.

If you had to describe Prince Hans-Adam with three adjectives, which ones would it be?
I think I have basically already answered this question with the answers to the first two questions.

When was the last time your husband made you laugh and how did he do it?
The last time was this morning. I put on a red jacket as I know that he likes to colour. I always tell him that he is like a bull.

Can you tell us an anecdote about your husband as a family man?
There are many anecdotes I could tell. What always touches me is that he is such a caring and generous head of the family with all members of the family.

What do you wish Prince Hans-Adam for his 70th birthday?
That he stays as he is and that God may bless and save him.


Princess Tatjana
Photo: Exclusiv
Serene Highness, what do you value most about Prince Hans-Adam as a father?
That he has such diverse interests which you can discuss with him for hours and hours.

If you had to describe Prince Hans-Adam with three adjectives, which ones would it be?
Funny, direct and energetic.

When was the last time your father made you laugh and how did he do it?
Very often we laugh about the little ordinary things in life.

Can you tell us an anecdote about your father as a family man?
One of my daughters hurt herself last summer. My father was with us and thought that she was very brave so he wanted to gift her something. A few weeks later, he took her to the jeweller and she chose a little necklace for herself.

What do you wish Prince Hans-Adam for his 70th birthday?
All the best.


Hereditary Princess Sophie
Photo: PPE
Royal Highness, do you still recall the first thought that went through your mind when you met Prince Hans-Adam for the first time?
Unfortunately I can't recall - mind you, it has been almost exactly 30 years!

What do you value most about Prince Hans-Adam as a father-in-law?
His humour and his great knowledge in great number of subjects.

If you had to describe Prince Hans-Adam with three adjectives, which ones would it be?
Intelligent, humerous and generous.

When was the last time your father-in-law made you laugh and how did he do it?
We laugh so often that I can't recall a specific example.

What do you wish Prince Hans-Adam for his 70th birthday?
That his wishes will be fulfilled, he stays healthy and can continue to pursue his interests like he does now. 


Princess Marie-Caroline
Photo: Scanpix
Serene Highness, what do you value most about Prince Hans-Adam as a grandfather?
His humour.

If you had to describe Prince Hans-Adam with three adjectives, which ones would it be?
Intelligent, enthusiastic and humerous.

When was the last time your grandfather made you laugh and how did he do it?
The last time I was home.

What do you wish Prince Hans-Adam for his 70th birthday?
Health and that all his wishes may come true. 

2 comments:

  1. I love that every one of them mentions his humor, which I personally feel is one of the most important aspects of anyone's personality.

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  2. This is such an interesting series! And, what a great personality HSH Hans-Adam seems to have (not to mention I've always had a BIG crush on him, so maybe I'm a little biased :) ). Thank you for posting these.

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