Princess Angela

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein
(3 February 1958 in Bocas del ToroPanama) is the wife of Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein. Princess Angela is the only black woman in a reigning European dynasty.

Early life

Angela was born Angela Gisela Brown, the daughter of Javier Francisco Brown and Silvia Maritza Burke. She is of Afro-Panamanian descent. After having finished primary school and high school in New York, Miss Brown studied fashion at Parsons School of Design, where she was awarded the Oscar de la Renta Gold Thimble Award. After working for a fashion designer in New York and starting her own label, A. Brown, she sold her practice after three years. Angela worked for Adrienne Vittadini, an American fashion designer, where she worked as a fashion director until September 1999.


On 29 January 2000, at 11:00 am, she married Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City. The couple met a few years earlier in New York at a reception and became friends. Angela wore a white dress that she designed, and the same Kinsky tiara that Princess Tatjana wore when she married Philipp von Lattorff in June 1999, held her veil. Present were Prince Hans-Adam IIand his wife MariePrince Alois and his wife Sophie, Prince Constantin and his wife Marie and Princess Tatjana with her husband Philipp von Lattorff. The few hundred other guests were most family and friends of bride and groom.

Prince Maximilian and Princess Angela have one child:

  • Prince Alfons Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein (b. London, 18 May 2001)