Who: His Serene Highness Prince Alois of Liechtenstein
What: A discussion on issues of common and global concerns presented to Salve Regina faculty and staff, and interested members of the media.
When: Wednesday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
Where: Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Avenue on Salve Regina’s campus, Newport, R.I.
Contact: Matt Boxler, University Relations, 401-341-2156
NEWPORT, R.I. – His Serene Highness Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, whose family has shared a longtime friendship with the Pell family, will visit the city next week to pay respects to the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, and meet with Salve Regina University faculty and students.
Prince Alois will host a forum for Salve Regina students and faculty, and interested members of the media from 10-11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21 at Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in the O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue. The Prince will address Liechtenstein’s leadership role in a dynamic, rapidly changing European environment.
Members of the media are invited to the 10-11:15 a.m. forum, which will include a question and answer session at the end. Prince Alois will be available to meet with the media for their questions immediately following the forum.
Born in Zurich on June 11, 1968, Prince Alois is the eldest son of Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie von und zu Liechtenstein. He was christened Alois Philipp Maria after his great-grandfather Prince Alois of Liechtenstein. As the reigning prince’s eldest son, Prince Alois is destined under the House Statutes to succeed to the throne.
Prince Alois spent his childhood at Vaduz Castle with his parents, brothers and sister and grandparents. Like his father before him, he attended primary school in Vaduz-Ebenholz and progressed in 1979 to Liechtenstein Grammar School, leaving in spring 1987 with the advanced-level diploma.
Afterwards, he joined the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst (Gt. Britain), completing his officer training there. After being commissioned second lieutenant, he served for six months with the Coldstream Guards in Hong Kong and London.
In October 1988, he enrolled as a law student at Salzburg University. He completed his studies in spring 1993, gaining a master’s degree. From September 1993 to May 1996 he worked for an auditing firm in London. Since then, he has returned to live in Vaduz and is responsible for various sections of the assets of the Princely House.