Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, was laid to rest following a service in St. Florin’s Cathedral.
The Princely Family of Liechtenstein was well represented at the funeral service today, with most senior members of the family in the front row seats. Royal guests of reigning houses included Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Caroline of Monaco, seen on the other side of the aisle.
The service was for invited guests only, as there was not enough space in the cathedral, and some of the guests had to follow the service in Vaduz Hall. In addition, sections of the town were closed for all traffic for security reasons.
The service was led by Archbishop Wolfgang Haas and Feldkirch’s Bishop Benno Elbs. The sermon was delivered by Monsignor Leo Maasburg, a close friend of the Princely Family and Princess Marie. The church choir Vaduz and the Vaduz Harmoniemusik provided the music for the service. The Vaduz fire brigade acted as pallbearers. In addition, several of Princess Marie’s grandchildren spoke, including the future Prince of Liechtenstein, Prince Joseph Wenzel.
The guests were invited to the rose garden at Vaduz Castle after the funeral. Princess Marie’s coffin was carried to the vault after the service, where she will be interred.
Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, died on 21 August 2021, following a stroke a few days earlier. She is survived by her husband, Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, their four children and fifteen grandchildren.