Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Princes Josef Emanuel of Liechtenstein engaged to Colombian Maria Claudia Echavarria Suarez

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Prince Josef-Emanuel Leopold Marie of Liechtenstein, the only surviving son of HSH Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, and HRH Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg is engaged to marry Colombian-born Maria Claudia Echavarria Suarez.

He was born May 7, 1989, in Brussels and is the youngest of Nikolaus and Margaretha's four children.  Their firstborn son, Leopold, died shortly after birth.  His two older sisters, Princess Anunciata and Princess Astrid, are marrying their long-time boyfriends in September.   Princess Anunciata's wedding to British-born Emanuele Musini will take place on September 11 in Vienna.  A week later,  Princess Astrid's wedding to American Rafe Worthington will be celebrated in Rome.

The couple announced their engagement on Saturday, July 17 at the reception following the wedding of HSH Princess Therese of Liechtenstein and H Ill H Count Catejan of Toerring-Jettenbach, who married in Waldstein, Austria.

They also attended the wedding of Josef's first cousin, H I & RH Archduchess Gabriela of Austria, and HRH Prince Henri of Bourbon-Parma.

Maria Claudia, who is known as Cloclo, is one of two children of the late Felipe Echavarria Rocha and Evelia Suarez.   She has one brother, Felipe, who is married to Danielle Corona.

Cloclo's father died of a heart attack on September 9, 2002, in Bogota, Colombia 

The future princess and her mother, who is known as Chiqui, are well-known socialites in Cartagena, Colombia.   Chiqui is the owner of the fashionable boutique, Casa Chiqui.

Cloclo grew up in Miami and Geneva and is now based in London.  She and Isabella Behrens co-founded the Si Collective, which celebrates Latin American fashion and design.








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