German Royal Gets Married, Despite His Father's Public Denunciation of Wedding

Intrigue at the House of Hanover.

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On Saturday, Prince Ernst-August Jr. of Hanover wed fashion designer Ekaterina Malysheva in an elaborate ceremony populated with young European royalty.

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But, the wedding went on . That's right, Prince Ernst-August did not show up to his own son's royal wedding. Mama Chantal Hochuli made it. Most of Ernst-August Jr.'s stepmother's family made it. (Though she, alas, did not either.) The crux behind Papa Prince's grudge: his desire to preserve property that'd been in the family for centuries.

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We don't know all the details but this seems like it's the kind of thing that you can legally partition? Considering the bride and groom were first married in a civil ceremony, there's clearly some wiggle room when it comes to "Strict Tradition."

Meanwhile, the gown, created by the bride's friend Sandra Mansour, was lovely. Also lovely — the amazing Herrenhauser Gardens, where the wedding luncheon took place. How beautiful!

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