The princely family with (from left to right): Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein, Princess Marie, Hereditary Princess Sophie and Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein at the 300th anniversary celebration on August 15, 2019.
The government was deeply concerned about the death of Princess Marie, she announced on Sunday. During the state mourning, all public buildings would be flagged in the colors of the state and the colors of the Princely House. In addition, all flags would have to be set at half mast. If this is not possible, they would have to be provided with a black ribbon.
The Princely House wishes that not all festivities and events would be canceled. But these should be carried out with “appropriate restraint and respect” and should be remembered “within the framework of minutes of silence or adjustments in the program”, it said.
Princess Marie von und zu Liechtenstein died on Saturday afternoon. The 81-year-old wife of Prince Hans-Adam II suffered a stroke on Wednesday, as the Princely House secretariat announced on Saturday.
The deceased had rarely made public appearances, and her husband had also withdrawn from state affairs. In 2004 Prince Hans-Adam II handed over the government office to his eldest son and heir to the throne, Hereditary Prince Alois, who is married to Duchess Sophie in Bavaria.