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Alois
Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
Prince regent of Liechtenstein
Regency 15 August 2004 - present
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Spouse Duchess Sophie in Bavaria
Issue
Prince Joseph Wenzel
Princess Marie Caroline
Prince Georg Antonius
Prince Nikolaus Sebastian
Full name
Alois Philipp Maria
House House of Liechtenstein
Father Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
Mother Countess Marie Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
Born 11 June 1968 (1968-06-11) (age 41)
Zurich, Switzerland
Religion Roman Catholic


Princely Family of Liechtenstein
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HSH The Prince
HSH The Princess

Styles of
Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
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Reference style His Serene Highness
Spoken style Your Serene Highness
Alternative style Sir

Alois Philipp Maria, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, Count of Rietberg (German: Erbprinz Alois Philipp Maria von und zu Liechtenstein) (born 11 June 1968 in Zürich) is the eldest son of Hans Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein and his wife/cousin Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. He has been Regent of Liechtenstein (Stellvertreter des Fürsten) since 15 August 2004. His marriage to Duchess Sophie in Bavaria will unite the thrones of the Jacobite succession and the Principality of Liechtenstein to one end.[1]

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Education & military

He attended the Liechtenstein Grammar School in Vaduz-Ebenholz and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. He served in the Coldstream Guards in Hong Kong and London for six months before entering the University of Salzburg, from which he earned a Master's degree in Jurisprudence in 1993.

Duties

Head of Liechtenstein Government Klaus Tschütscher is receiving a government contract from prince-regent Alois (2009)

Until 1996, Alois worked at a London auditing company. In May of that year, he returned to Vaduz and became active in managing his father's finances and took an increasingly active role in political discussions and consultations, and in assuming representative duties for Liechtenstein.

On Liechtenstein Day, (15 August) in 1990, he and his father publicly and jointly swore to uphold the Constitution.

Hans-Adam II won sweeping new powers (the right to veto laws and elect judges) in a Constitutional referendum in 2003.

On Liechtenstein Day, 2004, Prince Hans-Adam II formally turned the power of making day-to-day governmental decisions over to his son, Hereditary Prince Alois, as a way of preparing for the transition to a new generation. (Hans-Adam remains Head of State). [2]

On 27 November 2005, Liechtenstein voters rejected an initiative that would prohibit abortion and birth control in the principality. Instead, a government-sponsored counter proposal was ratified. The pro-life initiative was supported by Roman Catholic Archbishop Wolfgang Haas. Hereditary Prince Alois was initially sympathetic to the pro-life proposal, but became neutral during the run-up to the vote.

Marriage & children

On 3 July 1993, at St. Florin's in Vaduz, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein married HRH Duchess Sophie in Bavaria, Princess of Bavaria, now also Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein and Countess of Rietberg. They have four children:

Ancestry

References

See also

Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein
Born: 11 June 1968
Liechtensteiner royalty
First
Line of Succession to Liechtenstein throne
1st position
Succeeded by
Prince Joseph Wenzel
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