Friday, April 22, 2011

[Liechtenstein] [VIDEO] Interview with Prince Hans-Adam II about The State

This video is a treasure and extremely interesting. We do not have much information (nor gossip) from the Liechtenstein royalty.
Peter Robinson hereby interviews His Serene Higness Prince Hans-Adam II. The journalist from Uncommon Knowledge presents the country firstly with its small size, borders (with Austria and Switzerland) and 35 000 inhabitants.
Prince Hans-Adam II has been reigning since 1989. He delegated some of his powers to his son, Prince Alois in 2004 - including day-to-day management of the principauté.
He wrote the book "The State in the Third Millenium".
He ask the monarch what the state is for, quoting his book "the objective must be to transform all states into peaceful service companies".
Prince Hans-Adam claims monarchies have to serve the people and reminds us of Prince Charles motto "Ich Dien", which means "I serve" in German, with the state serving the people, doing the best and better than anyone else. He also talks about his inspiration in US President John Kennedy, Christian origins, historical heritage and even a comparison with Sarah Palin.
This is a 5-part interview, do not hesitate to click on the other parts to see more of Prince Hans-Adam.

Hans-Adam II (Johannes (Hans) Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d'Aviano Pius von und zu Liechtenstein was born on February 14th, 1945 and is married to his second cousin, once removed, Marie Aglaë, Countess Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (born April 14th, 1940) who, upon marriage, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Liechtenstein on 30 July 1967, at Vaduz. They have 4 children and 14 grandchildren.