The Hannover War has become quite a soap opera and this despite the fact that they do not like to appear in the media. Everything is due to the battle that Ernesto de Hannover, the still husband of Carolina de Monaco , has been having for five years with his eldest son to whom he gave the management of the millionaire heritage they own. The prince has filed a large lawsuit against his first-born before the Hannover Regional Court through a Berlin law firm, according to Bunte , the media through which the Hannovers tell the status of their differences. Ernesto father claims his offspring five million euros. An amount that would correspond to the valuation that has been made of the assets that Ernesto Jr. supposedly has in his possession without corresponding to him. One of them, Marienburg Castle, is the origin of the conflict between father and son . The defendant has two weeks to present allegations.
Ernesto Jr. has "seriously violated the rights, legal interests and interests of the plaintiff," according to his father. The same publication assures that Ernesto Sr. " lives sick and isolated on a farm in Austria and that his son does not support him despite several requests for help." An alleged abandonment that would also have pushed the German prince to take legal measures. Spokesmen for this call it "ingratitude" the attitude of the heir with his father for years, also ugly his decision to remove him from the board that manages the family assets.
It all began when Ernesto Augusto de Hannover , 37 years old and head of the Guelph house, decided to sell, for the symbolic price of one euro, the magnificent Marienburg Palace, the official residence of the dynasty, in the state of Lower Saxony. The prince no longer wanted to spend more money on the preservation of the
building "It was a decision of great importance for my family," he admitted when he announced the sale of the palace. "We have found a good solution that will allow the palace and its inventory to be preserved for the public." The new owner of the palace, which began to be built on the top of a hill in 1867, was to be the LIemak Inmobilien company, a subsidiary of Klosterkammer, which undertook to finance the renovation costs of the grand residence. These are estimated at almost 30 million euros, although there are already experts who point out that to prevent the castle from becoming a ruin, more than 60 million must be spent. But upon learning of the decision, Ernesto Sr. objected, managed to stop the operation and the buyer withdrew. Then the family lawsuit began.
"I could no longer bear the expenses," admitted the young prince, accepting that the maintenance of the great residence, which has 135 rooms, was destroying his personal wealth. Ernesto Jr. had started negotiations with the Hannover authorities seven years earlier to sell the palace, but his financial problems already existed when he inherited the family estate in 2004.
Only a few months ago it emerged that this battle waged by the Hanoverians has also reached Carolina of Monaco. For many years there has been speculation about the princess's reasons for not divorcing Ernesto de Hannover , 66, from whom she has lived apart for more than 10 years. According to German media, the children of Hannover would have asked Carolina for help so that she did not dissolve the marriage and prevent their father from remarrying, having more children and making the conflict even more difficult.
The prince is a man with a complicated life, health problems and addictions that he has threatened on several occasions to marry and have another child to blow everything up. The aristocrat also has a conflictive personality. Last September he was the protagonist of the latest incident that prompted the police to appear at the Grünau im Almtal mountain hut, in Austria, where he has lived for the past few months and arrest him. The reason: “dangerous threats, material damage and coercion”. It was not the nobleman's first arrest. Now it has been known that on March 23 he will sit on the dock at the request of the Austrian Prosecutor for the incidents in which he starred: altercations with police officers, threats, coercion and destruction of urban furniture. The aristocrat faces up to three years in prison. The Prosecutor's Office maintains that on each occasion Ernesto de Hannover acted in a “state of total intoxication”.