Reports: Prince Ernst August Sr Will Not Attend Son’s Wedding
The German media is reporting that Prince Ernst August, the head of the House of Hanover, will not be attending the wedding of his elder son, Prince Ernst August, this coming weekend in Hanover.
Bild quotes a report in Handelsblatt, who have confirmed the Prince’s non-attendance due to a financial dispute between father and son. Prince Ernst August is requesting his son return all ‘gifts’ he was given between 2004 and 2006, which include the family’s seat, Marienburg Castle.
According to the newspaper, Prince Ernst August has said that “the decision was not easy for me, because it concerns my son. But I am forced to do so in order to preserve the interests of the House of Hanover and the property, including cultural property, which has been its property for centuries.”
It seems that the senior Ernst August does not approve of his son’s marriage to Ekaterina Malysheva. Apparently an ‘ultimatum’ has been issued to the younger Ernst August, essentially demanding everything returned to his father’s control by Friday. “I continue to hope that my son will eventually think of the best interests of our family and yield. I am ready for discussion and reconciliation,” the senior Prince said to Handelsblatt.
The couple are scheduled to marry religiously on Saturday at Hanover’s Marktkirche, before a reception at Herrenhäuser Castle and a party at Marienburg. It remains to be seen whether the father of the groom will relent and make an appearance…Filed under Germany
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