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Prince Ernst August of Hanover Albert Paul Otto Rupert Oscar Berthold Fredrich-Ferdinand Christian-Louis von Hannover, Prinz von Hannover Herzog zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg Königli

Spanish: Ernesto Augusto V de Hannover, Prinz von Hannover Herzog zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg Königli
Current Location:: Hannover, Niedersachsen, Deutschland(BRD)
Birthplace: Hannover, Niedersachsen, Deutschland(BRD)
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Son of Ernst August Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg, Prinz von Hannover and Ortrud Prinzessin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Husband of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Princess of Monaco
Ex-husband of Private
Father of Ernst August VI, Prince of Hanover; Christian, Prince of Hanover and Private
Brother of Private; Ludwig Prinz von Hannover; Private; Private and Private
Half brother of Private

Occupation: Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Prinz von Hannover, Prince of Great Britain and of Ireland, Duke of Cumberland, Príncipe
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About Ernst August V, Prince of Hanover

Ernst August Albert Paul Otto Rupprecht Oskar Berthold Friedrich-Ferdinand Christian-Ludwig Prince(Prinz) von Hannover, Herzog zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg.


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Ernst August, Prince of Hanover (Ernst August Albert Paul Otto Rupprecht Oskar Berthold Friedrich-Ferdinand Christian-Ludwig Prinz von Hannover, (born 26 February 1954) is the head of the deposed royal House of Hanover and claimant to the thrones of the former Kingdom of Hanover and the former Duchy of Brunswick. He is the third husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, heiress presumptive to the throne of Monaco.

Ernst August was born in Hanover the eldest son of Ernst August, Hereditary Prince of Brunswick (1914–1987) and his first wife, Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1925–1980). He was christened, Ernst August Albert Paul Otto Rupprecht Oskar Berthold Friedrich-Ferdinand Christian-Ludwig. As the senior male-line descendant of George V of Hanover (and hence also of George III of the United Kingdom) Ernst August is head of the House of Hanover (and the House of Welf). As such he is the claimant to the former thrones of the Kingdom of Hanover and of the Duchy of Brunswick. In Prussia (which had annexed Hanover in 1866), "the privileges of former noble status" were dispensed with on 23 June 1920 in execution of the 1919 mandate of the Weimar Constitution, titles being retained only as surnames.

The title of Prince of Great Britain and Ireland was accorded ad personam to his father, Ernest Augustus, Prince of Hanover (1914–1987), and his father's siblings by King George V of the United Kingdom on 17 June 1914. His father was not deprived of that title under the Titles Deprivation Act 1917, but the hereditary Dukedom of Cumberland and Teviotdale and the Earldom of Armagh, borne in 1917 by his paternal great-grandfather, were suspended. However, on 29 August 1931, his grandfather Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, as head of the House of Hanover, declared the formal resumption, for himself and his dynastic descendants, of use of his former British princely title as a secondary title of pretense. As heir of the last Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale and Earl of Armagh, Ernst August has the right to petition under the Titles Deprivation Act 1917 for the restoration of his ancestors' suspended British peerages, but to date he has not done so. His father, also called Ernst August, did, however, successfully claim British nationality after World War II by virtue of a hitherto overlooked (and since repealed) provision of the Sophia Naturalization Act 1705 (Attorney-General v HRH Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover [1957] 1 All ER 49). Ernst August is also a great-grandson of the last German emperor, Wilhelm II. Until his marriage to Princess Caroline, he was 385th in the line of succession to the British throne. Upon his marriage to Princess Caroline, a Roman Catholic, he was excluded from the line of succession under provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701. His three children remain in the line of succession since they were not raised as Catholics. He was also a nephew of Frederica of Hanover, queen consort of the Hellenes. This, in turn, makes him a first cousin of Sophia, Queen of Spain and Constantine II of Greece, whose consort, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, is the younger sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. He was also the nephew of Prince George William of Hanover, whose wife was Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, an elder sister of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Ernst August first married, civilly on 28 August 1981 and religiously on 30 August 1981, Chantal Hochuli (b. 2 June 1955 in Zurich), heiress to a Swiss chocolate fortune. They had two sons: Prince Ernst August Andreas Philipp Constantin Maximilian Rolf Stephan Ludwig Rudolph (born 19 July 1983) Prince Christian Heinrich Clemens Paul Frank Peter Welf Wilhelm-Ernst Friedrich Franz (born 1 June 1985) Ernst August and Chantal Hochuli divorced on 23 October 1997. He married secondly, civilly in Monaco on 23 January 1999 Princess Caroline of Monaco, who was pregnant at the time with their daughter: Princess Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia (born 20 July 1999) As he was born in the male-line of George II of Great Britain he is bound by the Royal Marriages Act 1772. Thus, before his marriage to Princess Caroline, he officially requested permission to marry of Queen Elizabeth II, and on 11 January 1999, the aforementioned sovereign issued an Order in Council, "My Lords, I do hereby declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between His Royal Highness Prince Ernst August Albert of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg and Her Serene Highness Princess Caroline Louise Marguerite of Monaco..." Without the Royal Assent, the marriage would have been void in Britain where his family owns property and his lawful descendants remain in succession to both the British crown and the two suspended peerages. Similarly the Monégasque court officially notified the government of France of Caroline's marriage to Ernst August, receiving assurance that there was no objection in compliance with the (since defunct) Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1918. Moreover, in order for Caroline to retain her claim to the throne of Monaco and to transmit succession rights to future offspring, the couple were also obliged to obtain the approval of yet a third nation, in the form of official consent to the marriage of Caroline's father, Rainier III, as Sovereign Prince of Monaco.

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Ernst August V, Prince of Hanover's Timeline

February 26, 1954
Hannover, Niedersachsen, Deutschland(BRD)
September 18, 1982
Age 52
Grimaldi family vault; Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, Monte Carlo,, Monaco, Monaco

Princess Grace was buried in the Grimaldi family vault on September 18, 1982, after a requiem mass in Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco. Prince Rainier, who never remarried after Kelly's death, was buried alongside her following his death in 2005. The 400 guests at the service included representatives of foreign governments and of present and past European royal houses, as well as several veteran US film stars. Nearly 100 million people worldwide watched her funeral.

In his eulogy, James Stewart said: "You know, I just love Grace Kelly. Not because she was a princess, not because she was an actress, not because she was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met. Grace brought into my life as she brought into yours, a soft, warm light every time I saw her, and every time I saw her was a holiday of its own. No question, I'll miss her, we'll all miss her, God bless you, Princess Grace."

July 19, 1983
Hildesheim, Niedersachsen, Deutschland(BRD)
June 1, 1985
Hildesheim, Niedersachsen, Deutschland(BRD)