Sunday, June 22, 2014

Royal Profile: Prince Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar Thurn and Taxis

Prince Friedrich Leonhard Ignatius Josef Maria Lamoral Balthasar von Thurn and Taxis was born 22 June 1950 as the third child and second son of Johann von Neepomunk Thurn and Taxis and his wife Maria Julia {Source}. He is a distant realitive of the current Prince von Thurn and Taxis. 

Not much is known about his childhood. 

He began a career in sportscasting in 1971. Since the early 1990s he has been a football commenter on Sky Deutschland. After many years of reporting on the Ice Hockey World Championships, The International Ice Hockey Federation awarded him the IHF Gold Medal. He hosted the sports magazine show Blickpunkt Sport on Bayerischen Rundfunk and moderated the Sportschau on ARD. Beginning in August 1993, Thurn und Taxis began hosting live Fußball-Bundesliga matches on the Munich-based pay television channel Sky Deutschland.

He was married morganatically in 1977 to Beata Béry {Source}




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