Thursday, March 24, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis

Elisabeth Margarethe Maria Anna Beatriz Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis aka Princess Elisabeth Margarethe Maria Anna Beatriz von Thurn und Taxis was born 24 March 1982 is the middle child abd second daughter of Countess Gloria of Schonborn-Glauchau and Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis. She has one older sister, Princess Maria Theresia (1980) and a younger brother, Prince Albert (1983). When she was only 8 years old, her father died after two failed heart surgeries {Source}.

She was educated at the Sevenoaks School in Kent, England in the 1990s. She also attended the American University of Paris.

Because of her mother's jet-set lifestyle, she and her siblings were frequent guests of Michael Jackson. After the music superstar's 2009 death, she defended his not-so stellar reputation saying that she: "Couldn't imagine Michael hurting a fly, let alone a friend"{Source}

She has frequently been featured in socialite diaries and on various Vanity Fair pieces. In 2009, she was featured in Vanity Fair's piece titled "Fortune's Children", a list that includes fellow royals Andrea Casiraghi (Monaco). {Source}.

Elisabeth "works" as a writer and a blogger. She has written for the British Catholic Herald{Source} She was Features Editor for the Finch’s Quarterly Review. She also has written for NY based Quest, Germany based Monopol.

The princess was made a Dame of the Order of Malta in 2009, in which capacity she has several times accompanied the disabled and elderly on a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

In her free time, she pratices a form of Pilates known as "True Pilates"{Source}, and is a fan of kitesurfing & waterskiing.

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