Prince Ernst August of Hanover demands the return of Marienburg. He sued his own son, Ernst August. The first meeting was scheduled for November 25th. The Prince of Hanover and his Russian wife may be left without a castle. Photo: RoyalArjan/twitter.com Ernst August, Prince of Hanover, sued his own namesake son, Ernst August. The first meeting was scheduled for November 25th. Details are provided by DW. See also: Princess Charlene of Monaco urgently asked for help from doctors in South Africa
Ernst August is a representative of the House of Welf, one of the oldest European dynasties of Frankish origin. Marienburg in Lower Saxony, which caused a family scandal, is one of the most beautiful German castles. For the last king of Hanover, George V, this summer residence was built in the 19th century.
Disputes around Marienburg
For the past few years, Crown Prince Ernst August of Hanover has been acting representative in the federal state of Lower Saxony. He also manages the family's properties in Austria, but lives mostly in London with his wife and children. It was in this city, by the way, that he once met his future wife, Russian Ekaterina Malysheva.
Since 2019, representatives of the noble family have been arguing about the future of the castle. The problem is that it is expensive to maintain and requires more than 27 million euros to repair. They even wanted to sell Marienburg to the government of Lower Saxony, but changed their minds.
As a result, the castle with all the attributes was transferred to a specially created fund. Now Prince Ernst August of Hanover demands the return of Marienburg. He sued his own son, Ernst August. The first meeting was scheduled for November 25th.
German prince and his Russian wife
Ekaterina Malysheva was born in the Russian city of Apatity. There, the future duchess studied and later became a designer. The wedding of Ernst August of Hanover Jr. and Catherine took place in 2017. Shortly after the celebration, the Russian wife of the prince received the title of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Catherine of Hanover, Duchess of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Ireland. On July 6, 2017, the couple got married at Hannover's New Town Hall. The church wedding took place in Hannover on July 8 of the same year. In September of this year, the 37-year-old Prince of Hanover and his 34-year-old wife became parents again. The couple had a daughter, who was named Eleanor. It is known that the couple are raising a three-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, and a two-year-old son, Welf.