Princess Angela of Liechtenstein – A Princess out of the limelight

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Information und Kommunikation der Regierung, Vaduz

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein was born Angela Gisela Brown on 3 February 1958 in Bocas del Toro in Panama. Her parents were Javier Francisco Brown and  Silvia Maritza Burke.

Angela was just five years old when she and her family moved to New York. In New York, she attended elementary school and high school. She became a student of fashion design at the Parsons School of Design and won an award for her designs. When she graduated in 1980, she began a partnership with a Hong Kong firm to establish her own fashion label called “A. Brown.” She later worked at Adrienne Vittadini as their fashion director.

Angela met Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein, the second son of the reigning Prince Hans-Adam II, at a party in New York in 1997. In the summer of 1999, he proposed marriage to her, and they were married the following year. Around this time, she also sold her fashion label and planned to move to Liechtenstein.

Angela designed her own wedding dress1 and married her Prince on 29 January 2000 in a religious ceremony at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York. A civil wedding had taken place on 21 January 2000 in Liechtenstein. She wore the Kinsky Honeysuckle Tiara, which was a Liechtenstein family tiara. Upon marriage, she became Her Serene Highness Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Countess of Rietberg, and she was the first person of African descent to marry into a European royal family.2

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Their only child was born on 18 May 2001 in London, and he was named Alfons Constantin Maria. He is currently sixth in line to the throne, behind his father. However, the family has stayed mostly out of the limelight and only attend family occasions, such as the funeral of Princess Marie in August 2021. They currently live in Liechtenstein’s capital as Prince Maximilian is the Chairman of the LGT Group, a private banking and asset management owned by the princely House of Liechtenstein.

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