Meet Princess Angela Gisela Brown, of Liechtenstein the the low-key Panamanian-born European Royal
Princess of Liechtenstein, a fashion designer and stylist whose wedding gown looked remarkably like the Duchess of Sussex’s, Princess Angela is the low-key Panamanian-born European Royal
Born in 1958 in Bocas del Toro, a province in Panama, Princess Angela of Leichtenstein is an effortlessly stylish European royal. Living a relatively typical childhood with her father Javier Francisco Brown and mother Silvia Maritza Burke, Princess Angela, then called Angela Gisela Brown, attended High School in New York before pursuing a successful career in fashion.
A budding young designer with a penchant for styling, Princess Angela studied fashion at the prestigious Parsons School of Design where she excelled, receiving the Oscar de la Renta award for her impressive work. After graduating she worked as a successful stylist for three years and launched her own label A. Brown with investment partners in New York. She was also Creative Director at Adrienne Vittadini, a small American label with a flagship in Beverly Hills at the time.
Reportedly meeting Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein at a party in 1997, the pair began a relationship together and three years later were married on the 29th January at the Church of St Vincent Ferrer in New York. Princess Angela was the first woman of African descent to ever marry into a reigning European royal family. On her wedding day she wore an elegantly simple white dress designed by herself that featured a bateau neckline and long sleeves.
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married in 2018, people spotted the similarities between Princess Angela’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding ensembles. They both wore very similar silhouettes, minimal jewellery and low buns with long veils worn towards the back of their heads. People even spotted similarities in the tiaras both brides wore.
Princess Angela and Prince Maximillian of Liechtenstein have one son, Alfonso, who was born in 2001 and the family maintain a relatively private life but do occasionally partake in ceremonial events in their principality.