Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein has passed away suddenly at the age of just 51.
The third son of Hans-Adam II, the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, has died suddenly and “unexpectedly,” leaving the royal family in a state of shock.
According to the reports, Prince Constantin was a father of three and seventh in line to the throne.
“The Princely House regrets to announce that H.S.H. Prince Constantin von und zu Liechtenstein passed away unexpectedly on 5 December 2023,” the family announced.
“Prince Constantin was the youngest son of Prince Hans-Adam II. He leaves behind his wife, Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, née Countess Kálnoky of Kőröspatak, and his children Prince Moritz, Princess Georgina and Prince Benedikt.”
The statement continued: “Prince Constantin was chairman of the supervisory board of Liechtenstein Group AG and a member of Board of Directors of Liechtenstein Group Holding AG.”
Prince Constantin married Marie Kálnoky de Kőröspatak in 1999, and the couple went on to welcome three children including Prince Moritz, Princess Georgina and Prince Benedikt.
His cause of death was not immediately revealed.
Following the shocking news, tributes to the prince and his family began pouring in.
“It was with great sadness that I learned today of the death of SD Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein.
On behalf of the Archdiocese of Vaduz, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to SD Prince Hans-Adam II, the wife of the deceased, Princess Marie, and their children Prince Moritz, Princess Georgina and Prince Benedikt,” Apostolic Administrator Benno Elbs said.
“I am united with them and the entire royal family in mourning and praying for the deceased. This afternoon, at 3 p.m., the bells rang in all the parish churches of the archdiocese. I invite all believers in the Principality to join in prayer for Prince Constantin and thus express their solidarity with the Princely House.”
Bens continued: “I wish Prince Hans-Adam II, Princess Marie, the children and everyone who mourns the deceased a lot of strength and comfort.
“You may feel supported by the many people who are praying for the deceased throughout the principality. God grant Prince Constantin eternal rest.”
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