Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis (b. 1980)

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Maria Theresia
Born (1980-11-28) 28 November 1980 (age 36)
Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
Spouse Hugo Wilson (m. 2014)
Issue Mafalda Wilson
Full name
German: Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis
House Thurn and Taxis
Father Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
Mother Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis (born Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis, 28 November 1980 in Regensburg),[1][2] is a German forest and agricultural landowner and member of the former German princely House of Thurn und Taxis. Along with her siblings, her family owns one of Europe's largest private estates. Maria Theresia rose to prominence in 2001 when she sued for compensation the publishing house Heinrich Bauer Verlag for publishing with the aid of a photomontage a claim that she was to be the future fiancée of Spanish crown prince, Felipe, Prince of Asturias.


Maria Theresia is the eldest child and daughter[1][2] of Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis (née Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau).[1][2] Maria Theresia's family's lands form one of the largest private estates in Europe. After the death of her father in 1990, Maria Theresia was a joint heir, along with her sister Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis and Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, to one of the largest privately owned forests in Europe,[3][4] consisting of 36,000 hectares.[5][6] She and her siblings are the largest private landowners in Germany.[3][7]

Early life and education[edit]

Maria Theresia attended elementary school and secondary school in Regensburg where she lived with her family at Schloss St. Emmeram. To acquire her qualification for university entrance (German: Hochschulreife), Maria Theresia's mother shielded her from the German media by sending her to England to complete her secondary education.[8] From 2002, Maria Theresia studied sociology, psychology, and communications in Madrid.[9] Since 2004, she studied communications and media studies with a focus on film and directing in London.[10][11]

Adulthood and Personal Life[edit]

In 2001, Maria Theresia was granted compensation from the Bauer Media Group (German: Bauer Verlagsgruppe) upon her appeal to the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg (German: Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht) due to fabricated photograph montages in their Neue Post magazine claiming she was to marry Felipe, Prince of Asturias.[12]

On 13 September 2014, she married Hugo Wilson, a British artist based in London, at St. Joseph's Church in Tutzing, Germany.[13]

On 29 April 2015, it was announced that Maria Theresia and Hugo Wilson are expecting their first child. On 21 August at 9:59am, Maria Theresia gave birth to a girl, named Mafalda Beatrix Maria, in London, England.[14]




  1. ^ a b c Darryl Lundy (25 Mar 2005). "Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis". Retrieved 2009-12-31.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Paul Theroff. "THURN und TAXIS". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b Milliardäre in Deutschland,, letzter Abruf am 5. Dezember 2009
  4. ^ Karl-Reinhard Volz: Waldeigentum im Spannungsfeld von privatem und allgemeinem Interesse, in Der Deutsche Wald, Heft 1, 2001
  5. ^ Informationen zu Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis bei Wetten Dass, 7. November 2009, Letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
  6. ^ Starportrait von Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis in GQ, letzter Abruf: 5. Dezember 2009
  7. ^ Prominente Neuzugänge in der Liste der Reichsten, SF Tagesschau, 3. Dezember 2009, letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
  8. ^ BR-Online: Thurn und Taxis - Mit Glanz und Gloria, Bayerischer Rundfunk, 22. Mai 2007
  9. ^ Dagmar von Taube: Deutschlands coolste Prinzessin, Die Welt, 20. Juli 2003
  10. ^ Katy Weber/Martin Scheele: Familie von Thurn und Taxis: Donner und Gloria, in manager-magazin, 15. April 2004, letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
  11. ^, letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
  12. ^ "Bauer-Verlag muss wegen Fotomontage zahlen". RP Online. 2001-12-05. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  13. ^ Sц╪ GmbH, Munich, Germany (2014-09-14). "Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis heiratet Hugo Wilson - Panorama - Sü". Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  14. ^ "Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis: Sie ist Mutter geworden!". Bunte.De. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  15. ^ Order of Malta

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