Thursday, October 8, 2015
Ernst August has split from girlfriend
Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the 61-year-old estranged husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, has ended his relationship with former Romanian beauty queen Simona, 27.
Bunte reports that the fairy tale is over for the head of the Hanoverian Royal House and his much younger girl friend.
Prince Ernst August, who has two sons, Ernst August and Christian, by his first wife, Chantal Hochuli, and a young daughter, Alexandra, by Princess Caroline, is well known for his "hard life," as he has battled substance abuse and other demons. Simona is said to be a former beauty queen from Romania who was allegedly kidnapped by traffickers, and sold to a brothel, before being rescued by Prince Ernst August.
I do not think Ernst August provided a literal rescue from the brothel, but offered love and a jet-set life with Simona. He left his wife and young daughter in Monaco, and moved in with Simona, enjoying the sun and fun.
Prince Ernst August has rarely been seen in public, largely due to health reasons. Several years ago, he turned over the running of the family estates to his heir, Hereditary Prince Ernst August.