Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Another American princess in waiting?

While the tabloid media focuses on American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, another American woman could become the wife of the second in line to the Liechtenstein throne.

Although I know the name of the young woman -- she is about 22 -- I am not publishing (yet) here on Royal Musings because she and Prince Joseph-Wenzel have not gone public even though they have been dating for some time.

The young woman is a Jersey girl, from the shore, as her family lives in Long Branch, New Jersey.   Her father owns several local businesses.

She attended Kent School, a private boarding school in Connecticut before heading to Washington, D.C. where she was a student at George Washington University.  She graduated in 2017.

During the summer of 2015, she had an internship at the Embassy of Liechtenstein in Washington. D.C.

She now lives in Vienna, where she is a student at the University of Vienna.

In the last 24 hours, the young woman has closed her Instagram account (which was private), her LinkedIn account (Austria), and her telephone listing in the Austrian telephone directory.

All of this information comes from publically available sources.

Prince Joseph-Wenzel of Liechtenstein was born on May 24, 1995, in London, the first of four children of HSH Prince Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, and HRH Duchess Sophie in Bavaria.

He attended Malvern College, a British boarding school, in 2014.  He spent his gap year, gaining work experience in the United States and South America.  He began his university studies in the fall of 2015, concentrating on legal studies.   An MBA may also be in his future.

Liechtenstein may be a tiny principality, nestled in the Alps between Switzerland and Austria, but it is a wealthy country - and the Prince of Liechtenstein is one of the wealthiest of royals.  His family owns a bank and an impressive art collection.

Don't expect an engagement any time soon.  Both Prince Wenzel and his Jersey girl (hey, I can say this because I am a Jersey girl) are at university.  It is telling that the young woman has moved to Vienna as the Princely family still owns property in Austria.

Vaduz has no airport or train station.  It is about a 7-8 hour train ride from Vienna to Feldkirch, Austria -- the border crossing point - where one catches a bus into Liechtenstein.   The most convenient is to fly from Vienna to Zurich, then drive to Vaduz, which is less than 2 hours away.

At some point,  the young woman's name will appear in magazines and newspapers ... if an engagement is announced -- and I think this will not happen in the next few months.    Will she be in Vaduz for Liechtenstein's National Day on August 15th?

Time will tell!


The Blessed Virgin said...

The future Stuart Pretender in the making.

Lisa said...

It is interesting to note that in a recent interview Fürst Hans-Adam stated he would encourage his grand children to marry young if they believed they found the right one.

Perhaps an engagement is imminent after all. The young prince seems to have closed down his Facebook page that had included pics of him and his girlfriend . Time will tell indeed!

I think 2018 will be the year of the American princesses!👸🏼👸🏾

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

the couple have largely not gone public ... so I doubt there will be an engagement any time soon especially as both are at university