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Josefine 10-16-2003 03:56 PM

Prince Ernst August of Hanover : Biography and earlier pics
 
I would be glad if anyone has it and can post it here

moosey60 10-16-2003 10:33 PM

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.

kittencrews 01-02-2004 11:19 PM

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.

hrhcp 12-12-2004 04:04 PM

I found this link, if anyone wants to know what his full name is:
http://www.free-definition.com/Ernst...f-Hanover.html

Warren 04-15-2005 06:04 AM

Royal House of Hanover Web Site
 
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Here is the link to the web site of the Royal House of Hanover.

http://www.welfen.de

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.
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betina 04-18-2005 04:31 AM

he is also a decendant of king Christian 9. of Denmark. You can see this in his sons name Christian

hrhcp 04-20-2005 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by susan alicia

Germany abolished the nobility in 1919

but titles were not abolished ( except for King, Kaiser, etc.).

Paula** 08-14-2005 07:26 AM

A very silly question but i need to know, is Hanover or Hannover?

tbhrc 08-14-2005 07:33 AM

In Germany Hannover is right. I think the english version is Hanover.

CasiraghiTrio 08-14-2005 02:55 PM

Hanovre
 
I think in French it's Hanovre, correct?

dakodas 11-27-2005 01:24 PM

He has no right to call himself HRH. He styles himself that way and apparently Caroline thinks she is one too.

linda85 11-27-2005 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dakodas
He has no right to call himself HRH. He styles himself that way and apparently Caroline thinks she is one too.

Uhh- he does so have the right to call himself an HRH because he is descended from the Kings of England. I believe he is a great-great-great ? gandson of George III and all descendants have the right to call themselves HRH Prince of England and he is also descended from the last King of Hanover who was Victoria I of England's uncle.

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.
Linda 85

dakodas 11-27-2005 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linda85
He has no right to call himself HRH. He styles himself that way and apparently Caroline thinks she is one too.

Uhh- he does so have the right to call himself an HRH because he is descended from the Kings of England. I believe he is a great-great-great ? gandson of George III and all descendants have the right to call themselves HRH Prince of England and he is also descended from the last King of Hanover who was Victoria I of England's uncle.

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.
Linda 85

Uh, no. All the descendants of the Sophia have the right to British citizenship, not HRH. She has over 5000 descendants. The Elector of Hanover was NOT a king. He was able to vote on who would rule the Holy Roman Empire. It no longer exists.

paca 11-27-2005 02:00 PM

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.

dakodas 11-27-2005 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paca
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.

Wrong again. It was a historical agreement between the British and German royal families. It does not make him HRH.

monica17 11-28-2005 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dakodas
Wrong again. It was a historical agreement between the British and German royal families. It does not make him HRH.

I think what you said is right. In Ernst's case HRH is only a style and does not have any legal standing. I think people recognize it now as a courtesy, as Germany is now a republic and the UK does not recognize said title. He can, however, lay claim to a couple of titles in the UK (duke) but hasn't done so.

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.

ysbel 11-28-2005 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dakodas
Uh, no. All the descendants of the Sophia have the right to British citizenship, not HRH. She has over 5000 descendants. The Elector of Hanover was NOT a king. He was able to vote on who would rule the Holy Roman Empire. It no longer exists.

Uh, no. The House of Hanover was made a kingdom in 1814 so as the representative of the eldest male line of this royal house, Ernst August has the right to be styled HRH. Of course the titles ceased to have legal rights after WWI but if you follow that line of reasoning, Ernst August wouldn't have the right to be Prince of Hannover or HRH.

from Answers.com

Beginning in 1814, when Hanover was made into a kingdom, the British monarch also served jointly as King of Hanover.

tbhrc 02-04-2006 05:05 AM

From Wikipedia.com

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.



Family


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).



Recent events


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."



Genealogical data


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.
Three children:
  • Prince Ernst August of Hanover, born at Hildesheim 19 July 1983;
  • Prince Christian of Hanover, born at Hildesheim 1 June 1985;
  • Princess Alexandra of Hanover, born at Vöcklabruck20 July1999.

tbhrc 02-16-2006 10:30 AM

Here is a little more info about Ernst's family:

From Wikipedia.com

His Father:

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

http://i1.tinypic.com/nx04fk.jpg http://i1.tinypic.com/nx04jt.jpg http://i1.tinypic.com/nx04kp.jpg


His siblings:

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

Ludwig Rudolph:

http://i1.tinypic.com/nx057q.jpg http://i1.tinypic.com/nx058n.jpg

Olga:

http://i1.tinypic.com/nx05eq.jpg

Alexandra (on the left):

http://i1.tinypic.com/nx05jk.jpg

Heinrich Julius:

http://i1.tinypic.com/nx05l2.jpg

The siblings together:

http://i1.tinypic.com/nx05mx.jpg

tbhrc 05-27-2006 03:00 PM

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.

Happy Posting!

tbhrc 05-27-2006 03:02 PM

Some random Pics from APL/Corbis

http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqh4i.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqh7a.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqij7.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqj2r.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqjau.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqjgy.jpg

tbhrc 05-27-2006 03:04 PM

Seeger-Press Part 1

http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqjyc.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqk2v.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqk5v.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqkax.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqlmp.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqlp4.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqlup.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqm15.jpg

tbhrc 05-27-2006 03:06 PM

Seeger-Press Part 2

http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqmb4.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqmgh.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqmir.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqmnq.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqmts.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqn3c.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqnfc.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqnhz.jpg

tbhrc 05-27-2006 03:07 PM

Seeger-Press Part 3

http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqow3.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqp1d.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqp39.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqp8w.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqpaw.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqpg2.jpg http://i4.tinypic.com/10wqpkz.jpg

iceflower 05-29-2006 04:22 AM

Having fun with Maryam in summer 1999:

http://i4.tinypic.com/110gg2v.jpg
(HOLA)

anag 05-29-2006 10:56 AM

I know that most people aren't too fond of Ernst, but from the pictures I've seen in the forum, I quite like him. He seems to always be making Caroline laugh and also seems to be a good father to Alexandra. In these pictures he doesn't look half bad either. I mean he's not Stefano, but he's not as ugly as Phillipe either.

fandesacs2003 05-29-2006 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anag
I know that most people aren't too fond of Ernst, but from the pictures I've seen in the forum, I quite like him. He seems to always be making Caroline laugh and also seems to be a good father to Alexandra. In these pictures he doesn't look half bad either. I mean he's not Stefano, but he's not as ugly as Phillipe either.

Agree with you. He is not really handsome, like Stefano, but he is viril and classy, he seems very close to Alex andhe is always with Caroline.
IMO, his only default (if still....) is the alcohol.

Kastalia 05-30-2006 09:41 AM

Sorry for the silly question but who is Maryam??

iceflower 05-30-2006 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kastalia
Sorry for the silly question but who is Maryam??

That question is not silly at all :) Her full name is Maryam Sachs, she and her husband Rolf are good friends of Caroline and Ernst, you can also see all of them together on the latest Grand Prix pics.

http://i3.tinypic.com/117ek1w.jpg
(Bunte)

paola0731 05-30-2006 09:46 PM

Does somebody have Ernesto's parents pictures?

Kastalia 05-31-2006 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iceflower
That question is not silly at all :) Her full name is Maryam Sachs, she and her husband Rolf are good friends of Caroline and Ernst, you can also see all of them together on the latest Grand Prix pics.

Thank you very much Iceflower.;)

tbhrc 05-31-2006 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paola0731
Does somebody have Ernesto's parents pictures?

You can find some pics of his family in his Bio Thread or in the German Sub-Forum.

louisgarrel 05-31-2006 02:42 PM

he's such a handsome guy...and is a child at heart...but he does seem to me to be a bit of a flirt in other pics i'v seen of him

iceflower 06-03-2006 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kastalia
Thank you very much Iceflower.;)

You are most welcome, Kastalia! :)

Some more nice pics of a charming Ernst :) :

http://i5.tinypic.com/11k8euf.jpg http://i5.tinypic.com/11k8fgn.jpg http://i6.tinypic.com/11k8hv9.jpg
(OGGI, BUNTE)

tbhrc 06-05-2006 07:22 AM

Great pics Ice, thanks.....

Ullstein Bild

At his baptism

http://i5.tinypic.com/11ry6pw.jpg

Ernst is on the tricycle, and you can see Queen Sophia on the right

http://i5.tinypic.com/11ry6gm.jpg

And a great random pic

http://i6.tinypic.com/11ry6v6.jpg

iceflower 06-10-2006 04:40 PM

Together with Albert and Rolf in 1998:

http://i5.tinypic.com/13zvcyo.jpg
(HOLA)

lal 08-19-2006 09:55 AM

mailing address
 
:flowers:
Does anyone know Prince Ernst August's mailing address?

tbhrc 09-13-2006 06:11 PM

This is am intersting article/biography about Prince Ernst-August.

The Importance of Being Ernst.

The Evening Standard. Publication Date: October 14, 2005. Page Number: 37.

Quote:

...'Ernst is very charming, and is much more at ease with himself,' says a German friend. 'He knew he had to change his ways, and so far he really seems to be doing well. He has such a strong character that it was never going to be easy. But he is a really good guy and, so far, it's been a near-miraculous turnaround.' According to friends, rather than living in Germany, where he is hounded by the press, he now spends more time at his beautiful, walled country estate in Austria, between Salzburg and Graz. 'Ernst is very amusing and excellent company,' says a German aristocrat friend. 'Women love his company. He can be hot-blooded, and has certainly overdone it in the past, as we all know, but after his recent health scare in Monaco, you could say he has modified his lifestyle....
http://www.questia.com/PM.qst;jsessi...o&d=5011350623

ussa51 09-16-2006 01:11 PM

;) OMG! PRINCE ERNST S LIPS SMILING LOOKING LIKE SIMON COWELL S :rofl:

sashajones 09-17-2006 07:45 AM

Exactly what does Prince Ernst do? Does he have any royal duties?

Johnnie 10-03-2006 03:32 PM

That's what I too would like to know - what exactly DOES this man DO, aside from tailing along with Princess Caroline to formal and private events in Monaco and elsewhere? All I ever see of him is when he is standing beside or behind Caroline, and either smoking or drinking (although perhaps he has curtailed his drinking since being hospitalized).

Zonk 10-03-2006 05:04 PM

I was under the impression that he was independently wealthy and doesn't really need to work. Isn't that the case? While I agree most of us would be bored stiff.....if its all you know...maybe its not so bad.

Johnnie 10-03-2006 05:12 PM

True, Ernst is a wealthy man in his own right, and true, perhaps this is the only lifestyle he has known. I think, if I may, that there seems to be an element of 'waste'; by that I mean those who seem to coast through life, those who could utilize their intelligence and talents to contribute, to make a real difference in others lives, and yet they sit back and enjoy the ride - their talents and energy focused on the mundane.

Don't get me wrong; after all, I do not know Ernst, and I could be wrong here. But from all the photos I've seen of him through the years, he seems to be perpetually partying hard, vacationing, or touring exhibits/galleries, etc.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I myself would go a little bonkers if my life was comprised of only the above.

kittencrews 10-03-2006 05:34 PM

while i agree i think i would go a little mad if i didn't have something to do everyday... but really what is the difference in ernst's lifestyle and a retired person (wealth aside)

Johnnie 10-03-2006 05:50 PM

I think the primary difference is that Ernst, at, what, 52 (?) is not an elderly man. Also he seems to have lived this particular lifestyle for quite some time now, if not all his life. Oh well, I suppose with wealth comes some degree of apathy and inertia.

I'm not slamming the guy, I'm just making an observation.

rosana 10-03-2006 06:10 PM

I once read he makes documentaries, does anybody know something?

tbhrc 10-03-2006 06:18 PM

Yeah I read that, too, Rosana. And I also read that he owns several businesses in London, if I remember right. And we can't forget that he is still the Head of the Hanoverian House, so I think that owning several castles and estates counts as well.

fandesacs2003 10-04-2006 03:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kittencrews
while i agree i think i would go a little mad if i didn't have something to do everyday... but really what is the difference in ernst's lifestyle and a retired person (wealth aside)

The difference between an average retired person and Ernst is that an average retired has not so much money, and he can not do as much thinks as can do a person like Ernst, travelling, sporting, going to theater premieras and exhibitions, all around the world, you can really fill you day, and also Ernst is young, so he does not get tired once he takes a plane... an average retired is usually more than 65, so he can not ran around like a creasy, he stays at home, waches TV, and sometimes he can get easily bored.

kittencrews 10-04-2006 06:38 AM

yes, i understand that money is a big difference that is why i said wealth aside, but why should we critize ernst when he was born that way, it isn't our right to critize him because he is priviledged... i'm sure we can name other wealthy people who do MUCH LESS than Ernst

fandesacs2003 10-04-2006 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kittencrews
yes, i understand that money is a big difference that is why i said wealth aside, but why should we critize ernst when he was born that way, it isn't our right to critize him because he is priviledged... i'm sure we can name other wealthy people who do MUCH LESS than Ernst

Absolutely, we can not criticize them, and I'm sure that he is not bored from his life, he seems to be a good husband and father, he is rich, BUT normal, he is not the kind of bored rich people who do not know how to kill their days and they do crazy thinks only to draw other people's attention

tbhrc 10-22-2006 12:25 PM

Nice pics and an interesting article from Hola:

ERNST OF HANNOVER: A PRINCE WHO COULD BE KING OF ENGLAND

tbhrc 02-18-2007 04:05 AM

Prince Ernst-August shopping in Milan last year - Pic 1 Pic 2 Pic 3

Callaghan 03-16-2007 09:12 PM

Well this is my first post and I have to put in a word for those of us who would NOT be bored stiff by not having to work to survive.

There is much in travel, reading, art and music, as well as with the ability---and time---to share these things with ones children...much.
If Ernst is enjoying his life and his family why ever should he pretend to be under middle class constraints? I certainly wouldn't!
No more should he expect us to emulate HIS life and priorities.

fandesacs2003 03-18-2007 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Callaghan
Well this is my first post and I have to put in a word for those of us who would NOT be bored stiff by not having to work to survive.

There is much in travel, reading, art and music, as well as with the ability---and time---to share these things with ones children...much.
If Ernst is enjoying his life and his family why ever should he pretend to be under middle class constraints? I certainly wouldn't!
No more should he expect us to emulate HIS life and priorities.

I agree with you. Ernst is not a public person and he does not receive any money from tax payers, so he is free to live his life as he wants.

iceflower 04-02-2007 03:08 AM

Here are two more pictures, they were both taken in spring 1999 at Prince Rainier's jubilee - the first one is from the breakfast, the second one from the lunch inside the palace :smile:

Ernst August 1999 - 1
Ernst August 1999 - 2

Ianna 05-01-2007 09:00 AM

Healthly shopping for Prince Ernst in St. Remy:smile:

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supernova 05-01-2007 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by iceflower
Here are two more pictures, they were both taken in spring 1999 at Prince Rainier's jubilee - the first one is from the breakfast, the second one from the lunch inside the palace :smile:

Ernst August 1999 - 1
Ernst August 1999 - 2

It is difficult to understand someone drinking wine at breakfast...you haven't even open your stomach and already drink alcohol???:ermm: :wacko:

kokong 05-01-2007 04:33 PM

I guess if a person is an alcoholic the time is not a problem but having said that this was imo happened before his pancreatic problem in 2005.

sashajones 05-17-2007 08:24 AM

I just have to ask, just what is it Prince Ernst do for a living?

rosana 05-19-2007 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by sashajones
I just have to ask, just what is it Prince Ernst do for a living?

I know he´s an ingeneer, don´t know if he makes something related to that, he makes documentaries, and of course he has a lot of money and we see he has a lot of time off to spend in ceremonial duties.

jcasey170 04-30-2009 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by kokong (Post 605055)
I guess if a person is an alcoholic the time is not a problem but having said that this was imo happened before his pancreatic problem in 2005.

As a recovering alchoholic I can absolutely confirm that the time is not an issue when you're drinking! Unless of course it's closing time at the pub:eek: Has Ernst stopped drinking then due to surgery? Good on ya bud if so!

claypoint2 04-30-2009 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Callaghan (Post 584910)
Well this is my first post and I have to put in a word for those of us who would NOT be bored stiff by not having to work to survive.

There is much in travel, reading, art and music, as well as with the ability---and time---to share these things with ones children...much.
If Ernst is enjoying his life and his family why ever should he pretend to be under middle class constraints? I certainly wouldn't!
No more should he expect us to emulate HIS life and priorities.


As someone who is blessed (through no credit of my own) with the option of full-time leisure, I would remind you of something that Sigmund Freud said. "In order to be healthy, human beings need three things: to love, to work, and to play."

I don't imagine that the order was arbitrary. As pleasurable as travel and leisure can undeniably be, they quickly lose their meaning and their charm when one has no purposeful endeavor in life. Like so many others, I have found my life enriched beyond measure since finding meaningful work to which I feel called. This is not a matter of imposing artificial constraints on anyone, but rather of encouraging people to live fully and healthily.

CyrilVladisla 04-03-2014 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by tbhrc (Post 444643)
Seeger-Press Part 1

I like these photographs of Prince Ernst August. He dresses quite stylishly.

LadyGabrielle 04-04-2014 01:53 PM

Not bad when he was younger. Very nice photos.

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CyrilVladisla 04-04-2016 10:40 PM

Prince Ernst August with Caroline and Charlotte


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