The Liechtenstein royal family is mourning the “unexpected” death of Prince Constantin at the age of 51.
The youngest son of Liechtenstein’s monarch, Prince Hans-Adam II, died on Tuesday local time and his cause of death has not been revealed.
“The Princely House regrets to announce that Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein passed away unexpectedly on December 5, 2023,” the palace said in a statement.
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Constantin was married to Princess Marie of Liechtenstein and together they had three children, Prince Moritz, 20, Princess Georgina, 18, and Prince Benedikt, 15.
Apostolic administrator, Bishop Benno Elbs told the Liechtenstein state parliament: “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.”
Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein has died. Credit: Gruppe Liechtenstein
“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,” the message continued.
“I invite all believers in the Principality to join in prayer for Prince Constantin and thus express their solidarity with the Princely House.”
“I wish Prince Hans-Adam II, Princess Marie, the children and everyone who mourns the deceased a lot of strength and comfort in the hope of resurrection.
“You may feel supported by the many people who are praying for the deceased throughout the principality. God grant Prince Constantin eternal rest.”
Constantin’s death comes just two years after his mother, Countess Marie Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau, died aged 81 in August 2021.
The prince’s mother suffered a stroke and died in hospital, sparking a seven-day mourning period.
Prince Constantin was seventh in line for the throne.