Monday, August 8, 2016

Prince Ernst August of Hannover is engaged!

It is now official:  HRH Prince Ernst August Andreas Philipp Constantin Maximilian Rolf Stephan Ludwig Rudolph of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Prince of Great Britain and Ireland, is engaged to be married.   He popped the question to his long time girlfriend, Russian-born Ekaterina Malysheva, on the Greek island of Spetses.

The couple have been together for five years, and live together in London.   Prince Ernst August, 33. confirmed the engagement to the German newspaper, Bild.   "It is with great pleasure that we announce our engagement."    He also said that the wedding will take place in Lower Saxony in the summer of 2017.

Miss Malysheva is 30 years old and a fashion designer.

Prince Ernst August is the elder of two sons of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and Swiss-born Chantal Hochuli.  He has one younger brother,  Prince Christian, and a half-sister, Princess Alexandra, by his father's second wife, Princess Caroline of Monaco.   His godparents include Andreas, the Prince of Leiningen (who is married to his father's sister, Princess Alexandra),  the late Philipp-Ernst of Schaumburg-Lippe, King Felipe of Spain, King Constantine II of the Hellenes (his father's first cousin),  Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, whose paternal grandmother, Princess Marie Louise of Hanover (Cumberland), was one of three sisters of the late Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, whho married Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia.  

One can expect a grandish wedding, perhaps at Schloss Marienburg attended by many European royals and a few celebs as well, as Sienna Miller and Poppy Delevigne has worn Ekaterina's line, EKAT

Prince Ernst August is the great-grandson of the Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.  He attended Malvern College.   He studied at New York University and current works in the banking business in London.

Miss Malysheva grew up in Prague.  She was 19 years old when she moved to London to study at the London College of Fashion.