Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Liechtenstein Celebrates National Day

Photos: Liechtensteiner Vaterland /
It's that time of the year again! The Princely Family is back from their annual summer break in time to celebrate the Principality's National Day. As always, pictures of the day are slightly hard to come by but we will do our best with further updates to come during the course of the week as it usually takes a while for all websites to be updated. 
As is tradition, the National Day celebrations kicked off with the state ceremony on the castle meadow next to Schloss Vaduz. Thus far we could spy that the Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie, Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie as well as their sons Princes Wenzel and Nikolaus were in attendance for the day. During the course of the act of state, both the president of the parliament as well as the Hereditary Prince, who is his father's regent, held speeches.

After the official celebrations are over, the Prince and Princess traditionally invite the people of Liechtenstein, and everyone else who wants to join them, into the rose gardens of Schloss Vaduz. For the second year in a row, tickets for the event were supplied in advance to limit access to the garden with the reason being that the reception had been so crowded during recent years that regular Liechtensteiners hardly had a chance to speak to their Fürst and his family due to many foreigners also trying to meet the royals. Our special correspondent Arjan was very lucky that he went to Liechtenstein two years ago and so you can read his full report here.

For the time being, a few more visuals are available at Vaterland.

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