On Saturday, Vogue's style editor-at-large and literal princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis posted a photograph to Instagram of a homeless person reading a copy of Vogue with the caption, "Paris is full of surprises...and @voguemagazine readers even in unexpected corners!"

The post has since been deleted, although not before being preserved, via screenshot, by the blog Fashionista. Von Thurn und Taxis is apparently in Paris for fashion week.

In response to critical comments on the photo before it was deleted, von Thurn und Taxis reportedly wrote, "Why cruel? The person to me is as dignified as anyone else!"

Von Thurn und Taxis has subsequently uploaded a photograph of a bridge, captioned with her "sincerest apologies."

According to The Daily Mail, von Thurn und Taxis is the daughter of Countess Gloria von Schönburg-Glauchau and Johannes 11th Prince of Thurn and Taxis. The family made its fortune on the postal system they founded in the late 13th century.

"The family's important postal activities began with Franz von Taxis, who served as postmaster to the Holy Roman emperor Maximilian I from 1489 and to Philip I of Spain from 1504," the Mail reports. "The Prussian empire originally bought out the Thurn and Taxis monopoly in 1867 and used it as the basis for a new German national post."

"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. "

That should make it easy to call Elisabeth a cab, because she needs to get outta here!

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