The future began with Prince Albert II, the 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis. He was born in 1983, spent his childhood in Regensburg and received further schooling in Rome. After his military service, Prince Albert studied economics and theology at the University of Edinburgh.
"The Prince has gasoline in his blood,” pronounced a tabloid in connection with his favorite hobby, car racing. Prince Albert is currently driving for Reiter Engineering. On 20 September 2008, at the international automobile race at the “Sachsenring”, the ADAC GT Masters, Prince Albert placed third. He took first place in the Lamborghini challenge of the ADAC Masters. In 2009, he will start in the “Le Mans Series” in many locations including Nardo, Spa and Le Mans, as well as at the Nürburgring and in Silverstone and the "FIA GT 3" European Championship.