Aug. 17, 2023

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University is honored to announce a forthcoming visit by His Serene Highness, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, and Her Royal Highness, Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, September 16-17, 2023.

Hereditary Prince Alois is the eldest son of Prince Hans-Adam II, the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, and Princess Marie, nee Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, who passed in 2021. Hereditary Prince Alois is destined to succeed to the throne and has already been the Acting Head of State of the Principality of Liechtenstein since August 15, 2004. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and served in the Coldstream Guards in Hong Kong and London. Hereditary Princess Sophie, Duchess in Bavaria, born to the House of Wittelsbach, is the eldest of five daughters of Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria. She descends in a direct line from the last Bavarian King, Ludwig III. Hereditary Princess Sophie is the wife of Hereditary Prince Alois. They have four grown-up children.

Prince Hans-Adam II, the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, and Hereditary Prince Alois generously endowed the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University with $12 million in 2000, and are members of the institute’s Advisory Board.

During their inaugural visit to Princeton, the princely couple will meet with the leadership of Princeton University, the School of Public and International Affairs, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, as well as faculty and students. Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie will have an opportunity to engage during presentations of research projects and seminars. A formal reception with members of the University community is also planned.