Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis (born 1980)

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Princess Maria Theresia
Born (1980-11-28) 28 November 1980 (age 41)
Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
(m. 2014)
IssueMafalda Wilson
Maya Wilson
German: Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis
HouseThurn and Taxis
FatherJohannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
MotherCountess Gloria of Schönburg-Glauchau
ReligionRoman Catholic
Occupationartist, journalist, landowner

Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis (born Maria Theresia Ludowika Klothilde Helene Alexandra Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis, 28 November 1980 in Regensburg), known professionally as Maria Thurn und Taxis, is a German visual artist, journalist, forest and agricultural landowner, and member of the German princely House of Thurn und Taxis. Along with her siblings, her family owns one of Europe's largest private estates.

Early life, family, and education[edit]

Maria Theresia is the eldest child and daughter of Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis and his wife Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis (née Gräfin von Schönburg-Glauchau).[citation needed] 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 Princess Elisabeth and Prince Albert, to one of the largest privately owned forests in Europe,[1] consisting of 36,000 hectares.[2][3] She and her siblings are the largest private landowners in Germany.[4]

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.[5] From 2002, Maria Theresia studied sociology, psychology, and communications in Madrid.[6] Since 2004, she studied communications and media studies with a focus on film and directing in Paris and London.[7]

Artistic career[edit]

Maria Theresia worked as a freelance journalist and visual artist in London after completing school.[8] She shares an artist studio with her husband, and produces contemporary and modern art.[9]

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.[10]

On 13 September 2014, she married Hugo Wilson, a British artist based in London, in a Catholic ceremony at St. Joseph's Church in Tutzing, Germany.[11]

On 29 April 2015, it was announced that Maria Theresia and Hugo Wilson were expecting their first child. On 21 August, Maria Theresia gave birth to a girl, named Mafalda Beatrix Maria, in London, England. A second daughter, Maya Romy Alexandra, was born on 22 September 2017.[12]




  1. ^ Karl-Reinhard Volz: Waldeigentum im Spannungsfeld von privatem und allgemeinem Interesse, in Der Deutsche Wald, Heft 1, 2001
  2. ^ Informationen zu Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis bei Wetten Dass, 7. November 2009 Archived 29 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
  3. ^ Starportrait von Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis Archived 14 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine in GQ, letzter Abruf: 5. Dezember 2009
  4. ^ Prominente Neuzugänge in der Liste der Reichsten Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, SF Tagesschau, 3. Dezember 2009, letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
  5. ^ BR-Online: Thurn und Taxis - Mit Glanz und Gloria[permanent dead link], Bayerischer Rundfunk, 22. Mai 2007
  6. ^ Dagmar von Taube: Deutschlands coolste Prinzessin, Die Welt, 20. Juli 2003
  7. ^ Katy Weber/Martin Scheele: Familie von Thurn und Taxis: Donner und Gloria, in manager-magazin, 15. April 2004, letzter Abruf 5. Dezember 2009
  8. ^ "Princess Maria Theresia". House of Thurn und Taxis. Thurn und Taxis. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  9. ^ "MARIA THURN UND TAXIS". Maria Thurn und Taxis. Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Bauer-Verlag muss wegen Fotomontage zahlen". RP Online. 5 December 2001. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  11. ^ Sц╪ GmbH, Munich, Germany (14 September 2014). "Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis heiratet Hugo Wilson - Panorama - Sü". Retrieved 31 March 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ "Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis: Sie ist Mutter geworden!". Bunte.De. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  13. ^ Order of Malta Archived 4 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine