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

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]


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



  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.

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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