Thursday, February 7, 2019

Emergency surgery for Prince Ernst August


  Prince Ernst August of Hannover is recovering from emergency pancreatic surgery at a clinic in Feldkirch, Austria.

His doctors diagnosed a life-threatening pancreatic inflammation, which was leading to organ failure.  He underwent emergency surgery.   His friends are concerned about his "unsteady lifestyle" and his excessive use of alcohol.

Last month the 64-year-old prince threw a spanner into the sale of Schloss Marienburg by his son, Prince Ernst August, to the German state of Saxony for one Euro.  The sale is now on hold, although the younger Ernst August has proved the at he is the sole owner of Schloss Marienburg as his is the only name on the land register.

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 "The preservation of such cultural assets has never been easy, yet I and the other family members currently see no understandable reason to impose these costs without necessity to the citizens of Lower Saxony," Ernst August senior told a newspaper last month.

His son responded:  "Contractually it was always clear from the beginning that I may dispose of real estate like a liberated forerunner - contrary statements are false and do not correspond to the contractually recorded facts."

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In 2004, Papa turned over the family properties over to his elder son, but more recently has accused Ernst August junior of "gross ingratitude" and has demanded the properties back.  He did not attend his son's wedding in 2017.

The younger Ernst August chose to sell the castle to the state government because he could not afford to finance the massive work that the castle needs.



4 comments:

Shamrock and Rose said...

Is this a recent event Marlene?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

in the last few days

www.maltagenealogy.com said...

EG Senior only turned his properties over to avoid a divorce and settlement with his separated wife... so his son legally can do as he see's fit. Not bound by any trusts or royal decree.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

er no Malta. He did it for tax purposes, which has been the norm for German aristocracy since the 20s