Duino Elegies while visiting Princess Marie of Thurn and Taxis ( née Princess of Hohenlohe ) at her family's Duino Castle. 3 The recipient of royal and papal patronage, his post riders were so comparatively efficient that they became known as bergamaschi throughout Italy. Albert II, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis. Prefilatelia de Murcia: Historia Postal del Reino de Murcia desde 15,. 8 The current head of the house of Thurn and Taxis is HSH Albert II, 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, son of Johannes and his wife, Gloria.