Married to Ernst August of Hanover since January 23, 1999, Princess Caroline of Monaco has nevertheless deserted the stronghold of Hanover to return to the Rock. Why does Albert and Stephanie’s sister remain married to the Duke of Hanover when the latter has rebuilt his life. EveningMag in its January 19 issue offers some explanations.
The discreet Princess Caroline would however have had very legitimate reasons to ask for a divorce from the turbulent Hanover, author of many scandals and controversies. EveningMag remembers many alcoholic episodes from the life of the aristocrat, of his taste for fighting and the peak of his art reaches the day he urinates”on the Turkish pavilion of the expo of the year 2000 organized in Hanover“. What supremely displeases Grace Kelly’s daughter who however never made the separation official in court, preferring to act the rupture by a legal separation. Ernst August lives”on his fiefdoms of Hanover“Yes”in his hunting lodge in Austria“at the same time as the princess and their 22-year-old daughter Alexandra settled in Monaco.
And according to EveningMag the reason for this”status quo ” is actually quite simple. In marrying the Duke of Hanover, Caroline of Monaco married the story of one of the most influential families in European history. EveningMag recalls that the Hanoverians once ruled the United Kingdom and that Ernst August is a distant cousin of the Queen of England. Something to seduce the sister of Stephanie and Albert, because the newspaper reminds “the principality of Monaco is still often seen as an operetta monarchy “. This reinforced aristocratic status offers him the predicate of Royal Highnesswhile her brother enjoysa lesser rank of Serene Highness. A difference in status that “in these circles” to assert EveningMag “do not leave indifferent “.
A status quo that would have multiple explanations
EveningMag sees two more reasons for the fact that the mother of Andréa, Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi does not wish to divorce. A financial reason first. According to EveningMag the princess would have concluded an agreement with her husband’s eldest son. By preventing Ernst August from divorcing it prevents him, in the same movement, from remarrying. In doing so, she opposes to the potential conception of a new heir. “In exchange explains the newspaper Ernst Jr would protect the interests of his half-sister Alexandra“. Finally, a religious reason for in the Principality of Monaco Catholicism is the state religion. A divorced princess, therefore, would not have the best effect.
But things may well change. If since their separation no love story would have thrilled Caroline of Monaco, the Duke of Hanover gave him a good life. And the attendance of the Spanish painter Claudia Stilianopoulos, 20 years her junior gave a second youth to Caroline’s husband. It is rumored that between the young 47-year-old divorcee and the Duke of Brunswick, happiness is such thathe might be seized with the desire to make things official, and therefore to file for divorce. Is a showdown looming between Hanover and Monaco?