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Brown Girl Royalty (Part II)




Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Ever hear of Princess Angela of Liechtenstein?  A Panamanian Brown Girl of African descent, Princess Angela is the only black woman in a reigning European dynasty.  In January of 2000, she married Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein, a gentleman 10 years her junior (go, Princess Angela!) and they have one son - Prince Alfons Constantin Maria born in 2001. 
Prior to marrying her prince, Princess Angela (née Angela Gisela Brown) studied fashion at New York's Parsons School of Design and later worked as a New York fashion designer and then as a fashion director for American designer Adrienne Vittadini.  (I remember reading somewhere that Princess Angela designed her own wedding dress.)  Since Hawaii is the only U.S. state that was once a kingdom with its own monarchy, it's kinda fun to see a Panamanian New Yorker do a Grace Kelley and live out her very own modern day Brown Girl fairy tale. 
And although she has definitely flown much further under the radar than Grace Kelley did when she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (pictured right), I don't really blame her, do you?  I know I've asked this before, but would you want to live your life under the scrutiny of the public?  I know I wouldn't.  But I do look forward to reading her memoirs should she ever write them.  As my friend Angela (no relation LOL) over at Melting Pot Moms said: "[I] would love to know the behind-the-scenes story...can't help but wonder how much this rocked the royal boat!"  Yanno?!?!?  Until we get the scoop, I say Cheers to Her Serene Highness, Princess Angela of Liechtenstein!
 

5 comments:

Anonymous on: June 22, 2010 at 3:00 PM said...

I definitely don't think brown girl when I think of European royalty. However, when I learned about this princess some time ago, I was far more intrigued by the couple's age difference. :D

OneBrownGirl.com® on: June 22, 2010 at 5:12 PM said...

For me, the age difference seems to be far more common than a real life Brown Girl princess.

RMiller on: June 22, 2010 at 6:58 PM said...

Thank you for sharing.....I will have to share this information with my Panamanian son - whom refers to himself as a Panamanian Prince.

Ann on: November 8, 2010 at 5:19 AM said...

Nice sorry...great to see a brown princess. Their son is beautiful

Anonymous on: October 4, 2011 at 4:47 AM said...

saw them at a small beach in Turkey in August 2011.. :)
They're very low key,down to earth and almost look like ordinary people,especially since they don't get a lot of media coverage.
I got a curious smile from them,because we were the only other mixed race couple on the beach.

 

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