Thursday, October 28, 2021

A Hanover showdown!

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Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his son, Hereditary Prince Ernst August have been ordered to appear in the Hanover regional court on November 25, reports NDR, a German broadcaster.

The elder Prince Ernst August is demanding the return of Schloss Marienburg and Herrenhausen, along with other properties that he had given to his son, Ernst August in 2004 and 2007.  

The transition of ownership was done largely for financial and tax reasons, but now, the 67-year-old head of the house wants the property back.

He has accused his elder son of being "grossly ungrateful."  The lawsuit has been pending since last year.  He also charges his son as having "seriously violated the rights, legal interests, and interests of the plaintiff."   Ernst August Senior also complained in the suit that he "operated the removal as the plaintiff as a member of the board of the family foundation.   

Ernst August, Jr., is also accused by his father of trying to take total control of the family property and has been accused of illegally appropriating works of art" that belonged to the family, which were on display at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttl and the Historischen Museum Hannover. 

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The 38-year-old prince denies the allegations, stating they are "false," but he refused to comment as he wanted to "protect his father."  He also stressed that the family foundation approved the transfer of the property to him.  Ernst August also wanted to sell Schloss Marienburg to Lower Saxony for one Euro, but after his father complained the deal fell through. The castle and its inventory were then transferred to the Stiftung Schloss Marienburg.

In June the younger prince reached an agreement with the Lower Saxony, the State Museum in Hanover, and the Marienburg Castle Foundation to restore the castle and have en complete inventory of the artworks and other items.  The Landmsuem in Hanover has already acquired 143 of the most important paintings. The museum will keep the paintings on display at the Schloss Marienburg

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 It is expected the castle'ss renovation and restoration will be completed by 2030.,ernstaugust190.html,ernstaugust190.html

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