Prince Albert

...was born in Regensburg on 24 June 1983 and is the twelfth Prince of Thurn und Taxis...


Albert II, twelfth Prince of Thurn und Taxis, was born in Regensburg on 24 June 1983. He completed his school education from 1993 to 1998 at the private Pindl grammar school in Regensburg and from 1998 to 2003 at the German School in Rome, where he passed his university entrance qualifications.

Prince Albert studied economics and theology at the University of Edinburgh from 2004 to 2008, graduating with a Master of Arts. He trained as a chartered financial analyst in Zurich from 2008 to 2010. Afterwards he enrolled in a degree course in philosophy at the Pontificia Universitas Studiorum a Sancto Thoma Aquinate in Urbe in Rome, completing his doctorate in 2022.


In 2005, Prince Albert was admitted to the Order Coeur Royal de Jesus Souverain Pretre and to the Royal Order of Saint George for the Defence of the Immaculate Conception. He has been a member of the Order Constatiniana de San Jorge y de real de San Genaro since 2007, the Order of the White Deer of St. Hubertus since 2008 and an honorary knight of the Sovereign Order of Malta since 2010.

As head of the Princely House, he holds the Thurn und Taxis House Order De Parfaite Amitié. He last awarded it in 2010 to the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Sir Matthew Festing, and to the Apostolic Protonotary, H.H. Prelate Dr Wilhelm Imkamp.


  • John Stuart Mill and the Criterion of Morality: The Good, the Self and the Other, in: Nicolaus U. Buhlmann / Peter Styra, (Ed.), Signum in Bonum, commemorative publication marking the 60th birthday of Wilhelm Imkamp (Thurn und Taxis Studien, Neue Folge, volume 1), Regensburg 2011, p. 1121–1139.
  • Triumph of the Will? Rationality an Freedom in Aquinas' Theory of Agency, Licentiate Thesis on Pontificia Universitas Studiorum a Sancto Thoma Aquinate in Urbe Faculty of Philosophy, Rome 2014

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