Saturday, September 7, 2013

Royal Profile:Prince Max Emanuel of Thurn and Taxis

Prince Max Emanuel Maria Albert Paul Isabella Klemens Lamoral of Thurn and Taxis was born 7 September 1935, the only child of Prince Raphael Rainer of Thurn and Taxis and Princess Margaretha of Thurn and Taxis {Source}{Source}. Presently, Prince Max Emanuel is presently heir presumptive to his first cousin 1x removed, Albert II of Thurn and Taxis {Source}

Prince Max has been married twice{Source}. His first marriage was to Anna Maria Gräfin von Poccii in 1969, and they were divorced a year later {Source}. His second marriage was to  Christa Ingeburg Heinle, and together they have two sons, neither of whom have succession rights{Source}:

  • Hubertus Raphael Franz Josef Ulrich Maria Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1973)
  • Philipp Gabriel Franz Josef Magnus Maria Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1975)
During the 1990s and early 2000s, he was involved with plans to develop real estate near historical sites in Bavria, which caused tensions between him and historical societies within the community, even though the Prince had previously established a commercial presence in the area {Source}. In 1997, he planned to build a luxurary hotel, however his plans were defeated after those against it managed to get a referendum to scrap the plans {Source}. Four years later Max Emanuel continued his plans for a hotel and golf course on the same site {Source}.

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