Carlo Alessandro, 3rd Duke of Castel Duino

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Carlo Alessandro
Duke of Castel Duino
Period17 March 1986 – present
Heir-ApparentPrince Dimitri
Born (1952-02-10) 10 February 1952 (age 70)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Veronique Lantz
(m. 1976)
IssuePrince Dimitri
Prince Maximilian
Princess Constanza
Italian: Carlo Alessandro
HouseThurn and Taxis
FatherRaimundo, 2nd Duke of Castel Duino
MotherPrincess Eugénie of Greece and Denmark
ReligionRoman Catholicism

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


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

He is a maternal second cousin of Charles, Prince of Wales through their shared great-grandparents, King George I and Queen Olga of Greece, born a Grand Duchess 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.[citation needed] Carlo Alessandro and Veronique have three children:[citation needed]

  • Prince Dimitri della Torre e Tasso (born 24 November 1977)[2] m. 2017 Jonkvrouw Elinor de Pret Roose de Calesberg (*1981)[3]
    • Prince Alexandre della Torre e Tasso (b. 2017)[3]
    • Prince Louis della Torre e Tasso (b. 2019)[3]
  • Prince Maximilian della Torre e Tasso (born 22 May 1979)[citation needed]
  • Princess Constanza della Torre e Tasso (born 7 August 1989)[citation needed]

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



  1. ^ Genealogy of della Torre e Tasso in: Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels volume 85 (1984).
  2. ^ Trivia: when Barbara Berlusconi, the daughter of Silvio, made her début in 2001 at the Bal des débutantes in Paris, Dimitri was her cavalier.
  3. ^ a b c Descendants of King Christian IX of Denmark

External links[edit]

  • "Monarchies of Europe". Archived from the original on 2006-03-17. Retrieved 2006-09-01.
  • Napoleon Series
Carlo Alessandro, 3rd Duke of Castel Duino
Cadet branch of the House of Tassis
Born: 10 February 1952
Italian nobility
Preceded by Duke of Castel Duino
17 March 1986 – present
Prince Dimitri