Prince Ernst August of Hanover : Biography and earlier pics
I would be glad if anyone has it and can post it here
Ernst von Hannover: The Prince and the Pee
When Princess Grace of Monaco was scanning the royal houses of Europe for suitors for her daughters, her favourite candidate for Caroline was Prince Ernst August von Hannover, a man of wealth, impeccable breeding and hopefully a "stabilising influence".
More than two decades later, Grace's wishes have been granted. Ernst and Caroline are married, and the noble Houses of Hanover and Grimaldi are united.
Princess Grace's wish granted: Caroline married Ernst in January 1999
But Ernst's erratic behaviour has long-since earned him the contempt of the German tabloids. And his actions this week have left Grimaldi family observers wondering if he were quite the figure of respect Grace intended for her daughter.
He has hurled a legal barrage at the best selling German tabloid Bild Zeitung, after it published a photograph it claimed to be the Prince urinating onto one of the pavilions at the Expo 2000 fair in Hannover. He denies the photo is of him.
Last July the same newspaper published a much clearer photo of the Prince urinating outside a hospital in Austria.
After this latest alleged indiscretion, the volatile Prince telephoned the newspaper's Editor-in-Chief Anne-Kathrin Berger and launched into a tirade of threats and abusive expletives against her.
The paper responded by publishing the transcript of the conversation. It also traced the call to a clinic specialising in drug and alcohol addiction.
Now, the Turkish Embassy in Berlin has accused the Prince of "insulting the Turkish people". It was their pavilion that he allegedly soiled.
The large Turkish community in Germany is predictably outraged. "He's a Prince and should be intelligent enough to realise when his actions will become political ones," one observer noted.
The Prince and the newspaper are suing each other, and the Prosecutor's office in Hannover is busy studying the tape recordings of the Prince's outbursts.
This is not the first time the beleaguered patriarch of one of Europe's oldest ruling families has reacted badly to media intrusion. In 1998, he was fined £30,000 after breaking the nose of a TV cameraman outside his Hannover ancestral pile.
In June last year, he was bound over for 12 months at a London court following a fight with a freelance photographer. As recently as March, he was before the courts for insulting a police officer. Scuffles with bartenders around the world seem to be a regular occurrence.
Princess Caroline's office admits that "he has been tired lately, overdoing it by helping organise Expo 2000."
Caroline, it has emerged, has visited her chubby-cheeked, chain-smoking husband in the exclusive £600 a day clinic on the River Mosel.
None will welcome his recovery more than Prince Rainier, still smarting from the loucheness of another son-in-law. Princess Stephanie was divorced from her former bodyguard Daniel Ducruet, after he was photographed in a flagrant embrace with Miss Naked Belgium.
It is something of an embarrassment to the British royals, too. The Queen's cousin, Ernst is head of the House of Hannover, which gave Britain five kings and Queen Victoria. He has more royal blood in his veins than the Prince of Wales.
For all his status, impeccable contacts and access to one of Germany's oldest fortunes, Ernst has this week discovered that, as far as Bild is concerned, manners maketh man.
Tabloids have played on the "curse of the Grimaldis" for years, but Ernst will undoubtedly have to learn to control his more reckless impulses if he is to prevent a curse on both his Houses.
A little extra about Ernst
His Royal Highness Ernst Augustus, Prince of Hanover was born on February 26, 1954. He is the eldest son of Ernst Augustus von Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princess Ortrud Bertha of Schleswig-Holstein. Prince Ernst is directly descended in the male line from King George III's fifth son Ernest, Duke of Cumberland. The thrones of Great Britain and Germanic Hanover had been combined since King George I's accession to the British throne. However, due to the Salic Law (which prevented female succession), Queen Victoria succeeded only to the throne of Great Britain and not Hanover, and her uncle, Ernest became King of Hanover in 1837. King Ernest retained his British titles of Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Teviotdale and Earl of Armagh. However, the British titles were removed from his descendants in 1919. Prince Ernst can also claim direct descent from Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Prince Ernst grew up at Marienburg Castle, and at the family estate, Gut Calenberg, outside Hanover in northern Germany. He studied at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, England and then took a job in film production in London. Ernst developed a reputation around that time as one of Europe's fun-loving young royals.
Caroline and Ernst first met during a ski trip at St. Moritz in the 1970s. Caroline's mother Princess Grace hoped a romance would result but Caroline found Ernst boring. In 1981, Ernst married Chantal Hochuli, an heiress to a Swiss pharmaceutical company. The couple had two children Ernst (1983) and Christian (1985).
Caroline and Ernst had remained friends and both suffered tragic deaths of loved ones: Caroline lost her mother to a car accident in 1982, and her husband Stefano Casiraghi in a boating accident in 1990. Ernst's younger brother Ludwig committed suicide in 1988. Ernst and Caroline renewed their acquaintance in 1995, which is said to have caused Chantal and Ernst to separate in 1996. They divorced in 1997.
Ernst's father died in 1987 leaving his son his title of Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and multi million dollar properties. Ernst is the pretender to the throne of Hanover and the heir to the removed British titles Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Teviotdale and Earl of Armagh.
I found this link, if anyone wants to know what his full name is:
Royal House of Hanover Web Site
Here is the link to the web site of the Royal House of Hanover.
It is in German and there doesn't appear to be an English version (that I can find).
However, don't let that put you off.
This web site has lots of tricks up its sleeve; it pays to go through it systematically, and when in doubt, run the cursor over the screen.
There are hidden surprises and very clever graphics hidden away, waiting to be found.
Especially interesting (and not what one would expect to find on a Royal web site) is "Das Welfenspiel Online". If anyone has kids, they will love it.
Here is a pic of Schloss Marienburg, one of the castles of Prince Ernst August.
he is also a decendant of king Christian 9. of Denmark. You can see this in his sons name Christian
A very silly question but i need to know, is Hanover or Hannover?
In Germany Hannover is right. I think the english version is Hanover.
I think in French it's Hanovre, correct?
He has no right to call himself HRH. He styles himself that way and apparently Caroline thinks she is one too.
There is also a ruling that (or maybe the same) that all descendants of the Electress Sophia of Hannover? who was a granddaughter of James II or something like that, have the right in peretuity to the title of HRH. If I am wrong, please correct but I think that is the jist of it.
As far as I know only HRHs have to ask permission of the QEII to get married. When he married Caroline, he did that and it was granted. BP issued a statement at the time.
I may be wrong here but as a distant successor to the British throne, he had to ask permission from the head (Queen Elizabeth II) in order to marry, and that's what he did.
Beginning in 1814, when Hanover was made into a kingdom, the British monarch also served jointly as King of Hanover.
Ernst August V, Prince of Hanover
Ernst August, Prince of Hanover (German: Prinz von Hannover, in English also known as Ernest Augustus of Hanover), styled His Royal Highness The Prince of Hanover; born 26 February 1954 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, is the eldest son of Ernest Augustus IV, Prince of Hanover (1914–1987) and his first wife, Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1925–1980). He is best known for his much-publicized bouts of temper, his conviction for grievous bodily harm, and for being the third and present husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, heiress presumptive to the throne of Monaco.
Name and ancestry
As the senior male descendant of George III of the United Kingdom, Ernst August is head of the House of Hanover, and is enumerated as Ernest Augustus V. As such he is the Hanoverian pretender to the thrones of Hanover and Brunswick-Lunenburg. Hence, he styles himself His Royal Highness The Prince of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland. None of these titles are valid under either German, British or Irish law. German royal and noble titles were abolished, surviving only as surnames, forever fossilized in their 1918 form.
The British title of Prince has been restricted since 1917 to two generations (children of a Sovereign or of a Sovereign's son), and Ernst August is six generations from King George III. As heir of the Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, Ernst August has the right to petition under the Titles Deprivation Act 1917 for the restoration of his ancestors' British peerages but has not done so, even though his father, also called Ernst August, successfully claimed British nationality after World War II by virtue of long-dormant provisions of the Sophia Naturalization Act. Therefore he has no valid British title and no Irish title, since the Republic of Ireland does not recognise royal or aristocratic titles connected with the republic.
The Prince is also a great-grandson of the last German emperor, William II.
He first married, civilly on 28 August 1981 and religiously on 30 August 1981, Chantal Hochuli, heiress to a Swiss chocolate fortune. They had two children, Ernst August (b. 1983) and Christian (b. 1985), and divorced on 23 October 1997. In 2000, Tatler magazine named the prince's former wife one of the "hottest dates" of the year.
He married secondly, on 23 January 1999, HSH Princess Caroline of Monaco, eldest child of TSH Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and Grace, Princess of Monaco and the widow of Stefano Casiraghi, a sportsman heir to an Italian oil fortune. In accordance with the Act of Settlement 1701, by marrying a Catholic, he was removed from the line of succession to the British throne, where he occupied approximately the 445th position, but he retains his hereditary claims to the throne of Hanover. His wife is now heiress presumptive to the throne of Monaco.
Ernst August and Caroline have one daughter, Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia (b. 1999).
The Prince of Hanover became notorious when, on January 10 –11, 1998, he assaulted a journalist with an umbrella who was filming at the entrance to his residence. He agreed to a fine of 90,000DM in a settlement.
On January 14, 2000, while drunk, he used brass knuckles to injure another German citizen at a resort in Kenya. In 2004, the Regional Court of Hanover (Landgericht Hannover) convicted him of grievous bodily harm because of this event. The Prince had to pay a fine of €445,000; the court advised him that he would likely be committed to an alcoholism clinic in the case of a repeat offense.
At the Expo 2000 in Hannover, he caused offence when urinating against the Turkish Pavilion in broad daylight.
On Monday, April 3, 2005, the prince was admitted to hospital with acute pancreatitis. The next day, he fell into a deep coma, one day before the death of his father-in-law, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. On Friday, April 8, 2005, hospital officials reported that the prince was no longer in a coma but remained in intensive care. A report the same day on BBC World described his present condition as "serious but not irreversible." On April 9, 2005, according to a report on BBC, a hospital spokesman reported that the prince was receiving "permanent medical care."
ERNST AUGUST Albert Otto Rupprecht Oskar Berthold Friedrich-Ferdinand Christian-Ludwig Prinz von Hannover Herzog zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg königlicher Prinz von Großbritannien und Irland born at Hannover 26 February 1954, eldest son of Ernest Augustus IV, Prince of Hanover.
Married firstly at Pattensen 28 August 1981 Chantal Hochuli divorced 1997.
Married secondly at Monaco 23 January 1999 HSH Princess Caroline.
Here is a little more info about Ernst's family:
Ernest Augustus IV, Prince of Hanover (German Prinz Ernst August von Hannover; 18 March 1914 - 9 December 1987) was the eldest son of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia. He lost his titles when his father abdicated in 1918. After his father's death in 1953, he became head of the House of Hanover.
Ernest Augustus married firstly, in 1951, Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (19 December 1925 - 6 February 1980), and had issue. He married secondly, in 1980, Monika, Countess of Solms-Laubach (8 August 1929).
Ernest Augustus is father to Ernst August Prinz von Hannover, by his first marriage. In addition to being a German, he also held British nationality, after sucessfully claiming it under the Sophia Naturalisation Act.
Pics of his father and Mother: From Seegerpress
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Princess Marie (b. 1952)
Prince Ludwig Rudolph (1955-1988)
Princess Olga (b. 1958)
Princess Alexandra (b. 1959)
Prince Heinrich Julius (b. 1961)
Some pics from Seegerpress, welfen.de
Alexandra (on the left):
The siblings together:
Prince Ernst August Pictures Part I
Welcome to the first Thread dedicated to pictures of Prince Ernst-August.
Please remember as this is a photo thread dedicated to Prince Ernst-August, please keep post only photos of him.
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