Max-Emanuel Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1965-2021), The “Prosecco Prince”
|Max-Emanuel von Thurn und Taxis.|
On Sunday, 14 March, Max-Emanuel Prinz von Thurn und Taxis died of Covid-19. Max-Emanuel, the founder of Prinz Max Thurn und Taxis Sparkling Wines, was fifty-five years-old.
|Max-Emanuel's grandparents: Prince Alexander and Princess Marie Valerie von Thurn und Taxis.|
Born on 8 June 1965 at Vienna, Max-Emanuel Karl Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis was the eldest of the three sons of Lamoral Prinz von Thurn und Taxis (1937-2010) and Dorothea Hornberg (1942-1999), who married in 1961 and divorced in 1978. Max-Emanuel was a grandson of Prince Alexander von Thurn und Taxis (1906-1992) and his wife Countess Marie Valerie von Mazzuchelli (1913-2001). Max-Emanuel had two younger brothers, Stefan (1967-2005) and Andreas (b.1970).
|Max-Emanuel's former wife, Carine Prinzessin von Thurn und Taxis, 1987.|
In 1986, Max-Emanuel von Thurn und Taxis married Carine (or Karine) Lackner (b.1962); the couple apparently divorced that same year. Before the marriage, Carine ran a Viennese watering hole called Carine's Club. Before that, Lackner had been a model. In 1987, Carine visited Southern California with the aim of pursuing a singing career; she had recorded a demo tape. After the divorce, Carine reverted to her maiden name and launched a company in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Max-Emanuel, a member of a non-dynastic branch of the Thurn und Taxis family, was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus last week. According to friends of the “Prosecco Prince,” he was experiencing only mild symptoms, such as shortness of breath, before his condition rapidly deteriorated over the weekend.
The late Max-Emanuel (1965-2021) was a sixth cousin once removed of Fürst Albert (b.1983), the Head of the Princely House.
May Max-Emanuel Rest In Peace.