A member of a historic royal house with a glittering career in finance and invitations to star-studded events, Prince Wenceslas of Liechtenstein has a lot to offer a potential mate.
Still, the 46-year-old has trouble finding ‘the one’.
Son of private banker Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein and nephew of reigning Prince Hans-Adam II, Wenceslas never married or had children, unlike his equally rambunctious brothers Alexander and Rudolf.
The London-based royal’s last public relationship was nearly 20 years ago, when he dated the beautiful Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima, now 40, for three years.
New squeeze? Prince Wenceslas of Liechtenstein attended the Art of Wishes Gala at the Natural History Museum in London on Monday with a glamorous blonde on his arm (pictured)
Eligible Single: Wenceslas never married or had children, unlike his rambunctious brothers Alexander and Rudolf. Pictured, at a 2007 Oscars party with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Black tie bashes: the prince with model Barbara Pavin at a charity dinner in Paris in 2014
Letting Go: Prince Wenceslas with philanthropist Andy Khawaja in London in 2016. The Prince’s own Instagram profile is kept private and he has only a handful of followers
The romance landed the young couple on the New York society pages and led to the royal family being nicknamed “Prince Wence” by the tabloid press.
In the decades since, he was caught out with a string of glamorous women, including Sports Illustrated model Barbara Palvin, 28, and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Tom Cruise and Princess Victoria of Sweden at glitzy galas.
But it seems that lasting love remains elusive.
Now, after an outing with another beautiful blonde in London on Monday night, FEMAIL is delving into the European playboy prince’s private life…
A FAMILY TRAVELED IN ROYAL HISTORY
Family Ties: Wenceslas, left, is the son of private banker Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein and his wife Isabelle, second from left. The couple also have sons Alexandre (pictured with wife Astrid) and Rudolf, who is married with three children. Above, at an event in Paris
Historic Seat: Founded over 300 years ago, the Princely House of Liechtenstein gives its name to the tiny European nation. Pictured, a view of Liechtenstein Castle in Vaduz
Founded over 300 years ago, the Princely House of Liechtenstein gives its name to the tiny European nation.
All living members are descendants of the founder, Prince Johann I, who was granted entry into the Confederation of the Rhine by Napoleon in 1806, in a move that laid the foundation for sovereignty.
The issue of sovereignty remains important to the nation, which has a population of just 38,137 and measures just 15 miles from east to west.
The reigning Prince Hans-Adam II is particularly committed to Liechtenstein’s independent foreign policy. Under his leadership, Liechtenstein joined the United Nations (UN) in 1990 and the European Economic Area (EEA) in 1995.
He has three sons and a daughter. The eldest, Prince Alois, 54, is heir to the Liechtenstein throne.
A FINANCIAL FATHER AND SOCIETY BEAUTY MOTHER
Mommy’s Boy: Although she is close to all her children, Isabelle most often attends evening galas and charity events with Wenceslas. Pictured, at an event in Paris in 2005
Royal couple: Prince Philipp married Belgian aristocrat Isabelle de L’Arbre de Malander in 1971. Pictured, the couple at the wedding of Prince Amedeo of Belgium in Rome in 2014
As the second son of the reigning prince, Philipp, Wenceslas’ father, had to make his own way in life.
He studied at the University of Bonn and the University of Basel before joining the board of directors of the LGT Group, a private private banking and asset management group owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein.
Since 2001, he has been chairman of the group, which has 3,000 employees.
Philipp married the Belgian aristocrat Isabelle de L’Arbre de Malander in 1971. Isabelle de L’Arbre de Malander, a great beauty of her age, once covered the magazine Paris Match with her three young sons.
Although she is close to all of her children, it is Wenceslas with whom she most often attends black tie galas and charity events, perhaps due to the fact that her other two sons are married.
Prince Alexander married Astrid Barbara Kohl in 2003 and the couple share a daughter, Princess Theodora, 16, an environmentalist and founder of the Green Teen Team wildlife project.
Meanwhile, Prince Rudolf shares two daughters and a son with his Turkish-born wife, Ilhan Tılsım Tanberk.
A MODEL ROMANCE
Star on the runway: Prince Wenceslas’ most notable relationship to date was with Brazilian Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima, now 40. Pictured, Lima at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Glamorous dates: Wenceslas is often photographed at events with elegant guests, including his date at a 2008 fundraiser at the Louvre in Paris (pictured)
Prince Wenceslas’ most notable relationship to date was with Brazilian Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima, now 40.
Dating between 2003 and 2006, the couple became a fixture on the New York social scene — and in the pages of the tabloids. Passionately in love, Wenceslas and Adriana were often photographed kissing or with their arms around each other.
Power Dynasty: Wenceslas (pictured in 2017) followed his father into finance
Even at stuffy black tie events, the pair more than happily grabbed the PDA for the cameras.
The relationship gave birth to a tabloid nickname for Wenceslas – Prince Wence – but eventually ended after three years. Lima married basketball player Marko Jarić in 2009.
In the years since, Wenceslas has been spotted with a string of glamorous young women at events, including Sports Illustrated model Barbara Palvin, 28, but it’s unknown if any of his relationships were serious.
AFTER HIS FATHER IN FINANCE
A graduate of Paris Dauphine University, Wenceslas followed his father into finance.
He began a finance career in the equity division of Goldman Sachs before moving to US conglomerate General Electric, where he worked in the company’s internal M&A function. Later he switched to corporate finance consultancy.
In 2016, he was appointed chief executive of London fund manager Dalton Strategic Partnership. He left the company in February 2021.
Royal Ties: The Prince Speaks to Princess Victoria of Sweden at Versailles in 2006
While Wenceslas prefers not to post about his private life – his Instagram account is private and has only a handful of followers – the prince continues to pop up at royal weddings and charity events.
He has attended fundraisers at the Louvre, partied at a private event at the Palace of Versailles, and met Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscars party.
On Monday, Wenceslas took his glamorous blonde date to the Art of Wishes Gala at the Natural History Museum.
Founded by Make-A-Wish UK Patron, Batia Ofer, in 2017, the gala brings the world of art together and aims to raise life-changing funds for Make-A-Wish UK.
It remains to be seen if his elegant date captured his heart, but they certainly cut a handsome couple on the red carpet.