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Liechtenstein issues stamp to celebrate Prince Hans Adam’s 75th and Princess Marie’s 80th birthdays

Liechtenstein’s postal service, Liechtensteinische Post AG, is marking the 75th birthday of Prince Hans Adam II and the 80th birthday of his wife, Princess Marie with a new stamp.

The stamp, worth face value CHF 6.30, will be released on 2 March and was designed by Christine Böhmwalder, Götzis. The stamp format is 30 x 50 mm on 110 x 72 mm paper format. It features a photo of both the Prince of Liechtenstein and his wife.

Copyright: Liechtensteinische Post AG

About the stamp, the postal service said, “Philately Liechtenstein is commemorating the birthdays of the princely couple with a souvenir sheet consisting of two stamps with staggered perforation and classy-looking hot-foil embossing in gold. The current head of state, Prince Hans-Adam II, was born in 1945 as the eldest son of Prince Franz Josef II and Princess Gina. He is the first Prince of Liechtenstein to have grown up in Liechtenstein and the fifteenth reigning Prince of Liechtenstein. After the reigning Prince handed over the government affairs to his eldest son, Hereditary Prince Alois, in 2004, he devoted himself to the administration of the Princely House’s assets which he still does to this day.

“In 1967, Hans-Adam II married Countess Marie-Aglaé Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. Born in Prague in 1940, her family was expelled five years later from what was then Czechoslovakia and fled to Germany. In Liechtenstein, Princess Marie has always been very committed to furthering social institutions.”

The stamp will be available for purchase on the postal service website.

Prince Hans Adam celebrated his 75h birthday on 14 February. Princess Marie will turn 80 on 14 April.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.