Monday, March 09, 2015
Must not mention the homeless
Vogue's style editor-at-large Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis came under fire on Saturday after posting a photo on Instagram of what appears to be a homeless woman in Paris reading the famed magazine.
'Paris is full of surprises....and @voguemagazine readers even in unexpected corners!' the caption of the German princess's photo, which has since been deleted, read.
Von Thurn und Taxis, who has been with the magazine since 2012, received a slew of criticism from followers claiming the photo was 'cruel' and 'tasteless'.
The editor, who was in Paris for fashion week, responded to the commenters, asking 'Why cruel? The person to me is as dignified as anyone else!'
The German princess is the daughter of Countess Gloria von Schönburg-Glauchau, known as 'Princess TNT, the dynamite socialite' and Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis.
Her brother Albert, 31, who succeeded their father in 1990 as Albert II, Prince of Thurn and Taxis, has a net worth of more than £1billion and races in a German auto-racing league.
The princess was educated at Sevenoaks in Kent and has a bachelor's degree from the American University of Paris.
A member of the family is believed to have invented the taximeter, which is why taxicabs came to bear his name. The House of Thurn and Taxis held the rank of royalty in the German Empire until 1918.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).