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