Talita von Furstenberg reveals she doesn’t use her ‘princess’ title at home in the US because Americans ‘don’t understand’ royalty like Europeans do and would ‘freak out’
- Talita is the 21-year-old granddaughter of designer Diane von Furstenberg
- As the daughter of Alexander von Furstenberg, she is technically a princess
- She said she doesn’t use her royal title because Americans ‘don’t understand’ it
- Explained people in her hometown of LA would ‘freak out’ if she used it
Many little girls dream of becoming a princess.
But Talita von Furstenberg, daughter of Prince Alexander von Furstenberg and granddaughter of fashion designer Diane, explained she avoided using her royal title growing up in Los Angeles because she didn’t want people to ‘freak out’ when they met her.
Speaking in an interview with UK-based magazine Hello monthly, Talita, 21, added that the situation might have been different if she had been raised in Europe, where there is a better ‘understanding’ of royalty.
Talita von Furstenberg (left), daughter of Prince Alexander von Furstenberg and granddaughter of fashion designer Diane (right together), says she avoided using her royal title growing up in Los Angeles because she didn’t want people to ‘freak out’
‘It doesn’t make sense for me because I didn’t grow up in Europe, it is still my title, but I think that Americans don’t understand about being a princess in the same way that you guys do,’ she said.
‘In LA, where I grew up, if I said I was a princess people would freak out. I didn’t think I could claim that title for myself.’
Talita was born Princess Talita, the eldest daughter of interior designer Alexandra (née Miller) and her ex-husband Prince Alexander von Furstenberg, son of Diane and Prince Egon von Fürstenberg.
Talita’s mother is Alexandra von Furstenberg, who is divorced from Talita’s father Prince Alexander von Furstenberg, the son of Diane von Furstenberg and Prince Egon von Furstenberg. She is the cousin of the equally glamorous Olympia of Greece (pictured in Japan)
When not hard at work, Talita is often seen gracing the front rows of fashion shows or at society parties. PLictured, at Paris Fashion Week in February (left and right)
The rising fashion star is following in her grandmother’s footsteps and is being groomed to one day take over the Diane von Furstenberg business.
The young designer is finding her own style and is at the helm of a diffusion line, TVF for DVF, which is now in its third season.
When not hard at work, Talita is often seen gracing the front rows of fashion shows or at society parties.
She is taking after her mother Alexandra who was a firm fixture on the Nineties New York social scene along with her sisters Pia Gety and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece.
‘I always knew about my mum and her sisters as there were always fun, iconic pictures of them around the house,’ Talita told Hello.