Today, Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein and his twin sister Princess Diemut celebrate their 70th birthdays!

The twins were born at Vienna on 1 April 1949 as the eldest children of Prince Hans-Moritz of Liechtenstein (1914-2004) and Princess Clotilde of Thurn and Taxis (1922-2009), who had married in 1944. The little princess was named Diemut Margarete Maria Benedicta Anna; while her brother received the names Gundakar Albert Alfred Petrus. Diemut and Gundakar were followed by five younger siblings: Alfred (b.1951); Adelgunde (b.1953), Emmeran (b.1955), Eleonore (b.1958), and Hugo (b.1964).

On 29 June 1982 at Vaduz, Princess Diemut was civilly married to Ulrich Köstlin (b.1952). The couple celebrated their religious wedding on 17 July 1982 at Heiligenkreuz Abbey in Lower Austria. Princess Diemut is pictured in the above image between the Duke of Vendôme and her brother Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein on the occasion of the marriage of her twin brother in 1989. During their marriage, Princess Diemut and Ulrich Köstlin had a son and a daughter, Clemens and Luise. The couple have since divorced.

On 22 July 1989 at Dreux, Prince Gundakar was civilly married to Princess Marie d’Orléans (b.1959), the eldest daughter of the late Prince Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris (1933-2019), and Duchess Marie-Thérèse of Württemberg (b.1934). The couple celebrated their religious wedding on 29 July 1989 at Schloß Friedrichshafen. Prince Gundakar and Princess Marie are the parents of five children: Léopoldine (b.1990), Marie Immaculata (b.1991), Johann Wenzel (b.1993), Margarete (b.1995), and Gabriel (b.1998).

EuroHistory wishes a very Happy Birthday to Prince Gundakar and Princess Diemut!

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