Carlo Alessandro, 3rd Duke of Castel Duino

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Carlo Alessandro
Duke of Castel Duino
Duke of Castel Duino
Period 17 March 1986 – present
Predecessor Raimundo
Heir-Apparent Prince Dimitri
Born (1952-02-10) 10 February 1952 (age 65)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Spouse Veronique Lantz
Issue Prince Dimitri
Prince Maximilian
Princess Constanza
Full name
Italian: Carlo Alessandro
House Thurn and Taxis
Father Raimundo, 2nd Duke of Castel Duino
Mother Princess Eugénie of Greece and Denmark
Religion Roman Catholic
Princely Family of
Thurn and Taxis
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HSH The Prince


HSH The Dowager Princess

Carlo Alessandro, Prince della Torre e Tasso, 3rd Duke of Castel Duino,[1] full Italian name: Carlo Alessandro, Principe della Torre e Tasso, Duca di Castel Duino[1] (born 10 February 1952) is the current head of the Castel Duino branch of the House of Thurn and Taxis.[2]

Family[edit]

Carlo Alessandro is the only child of Raimundo, 2nd Duke of Castel Duino and his wife Princess Eugénie of Greece and Denmark.[1] He was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France.[1]

He is a maternal first cousin once removed of Prince Philip through his great-grandmother, Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Carlo Alessandro married Veronique Lantz, daughter of Gérard Lantz and his wife Monique Rachet, on 10 February 1976 in Saint-Tropez, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.[1] Carlo Alessandro and Veronique have three children:[1]

  • Prince Dimitri della Torre e Tasso (born 24 November 1977)[1][3]
  • Prince Maximilian della Torre e Tasso (born 22 May 1979)[1]
  • Princess Constanza della Torre e Tasso (born 7 August 1989)[1]

Carlo Alessandro and his family currently reside at Duino Castle in the Province of Trieste, Italy.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 10 February 1952 – 17 March 1986: His Serene Highness Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre e Tasso
  • 17 March 1986 – present: His Serene Highness The Duke of Castel Duino

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  2. ^ Genealogy of della Torre e Tasso in: Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels volume 85 (1984).
  3. ^ Trivia: when Barbara Berlusconi, the daughter of Silvio, made her début in 2001 at the Bal des débutantes in Paris, Dimitri was her cavalier.

External links[edit]

Carlo Alessandro, 3rd Duke of Castel Duino
Cadet branch of the House of Tassis
Born: 10 February 1952
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Raimundo
Duke of Castel Duino
17 March 1986 – present
Incumbent
Heir:
Prince Dimitri