Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis: Top Facts About Vogue Princess Editor!

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Style editor for Vogue, 32-year-old Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis is being slammed by critics after she posted a photo to her instagram account, some comments say she was cruel! imagePin

She provoked outrage after posting a photo of a homeless woman holding the famous magazine and added the caption ‘readers in unexpected corners!’

Read more about her!

#1 Elisabeth is a real life princess.

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She is the daughter of late prince Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and her mother is Countess Gloria von Schönburg in Glauchau und Waldenburg.

 #2 She is the second of three children from her parents marriage.

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Her older sister is Maria Theresia and younger brother is Albert.

 #3 She is often called by her nickname TNT (the dynamite socialite)

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She is referred to by TNT, shorter for Thurn und Taxis, one of Germany’s oldest, wealthiest, and most prominent families.

#4 Her father died when she was 8-year-old.

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Prince Johannes died in December 1990, following two unsuccessful heart transplants, he was succeeded by son Albert, then only 7-years-old.

 #5 Elisabeth was tight with Michael Jackson.

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As a child she and her sister and brother frequently visited Michael Jackson’s ranch.

 #6 She attended the American University of Paris.

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The blonde holds a bachelor’s degree in media and communication studies, she also attended Sevenoaks in Kent, England.

#7 Style writer for Vogue and the Vatican.

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She has been in the job since 2012, style arts and travel are her thing but she has also contributed for Vatican magazine with a liturgical volume about faith and for their column. She previously worked at André Schlechtriem Temporary, a German-owned gallery in New York.

 #8 Her thoughts both in Vogue and on social media often rub people the wrong way.

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Elisabeth’s writings straddle the line between entertaining/aspirational and disturbingly out of touch, Fashionista says.

#9 She has a blog

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Her blog “The Princess Diaries” appeared in Finch’s Quarterly Review, contrasted the difficulties faced by royalty with more ‘normal issues’.

#10 You wonder why Taxis?

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A member of the family apparently  invented the taximeter, which is why taxicabs came to bear his name.