Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the Hereditary Prince and elder son of the Prince of Hanover, married Ekaterina Malysheva on July 8th at the Marktkirche in Hannover. Among the guests were numerous members of European Royalty and Nobility. The wedding has created a bit of controversy recently, as the Prince of Hanover, father of the Groom, spoke out against his son in the days leading up to the wedding, and refused to give permission for the marriage. Prince Ernst August of Hanover first married Ekaterina Malysheva in a civil ceremony at the City Hall in Hanover on July 6th. The religious ceremony took place at the Marktkirche in Hannover on July 8th.
The groom’s stepmother is Princess Caroline of Monaco, and even though she is separated from his father, he is still close to his step-siblings, who were all present at the wedding. Also present were Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, with two of their sons, the Prince and Princess of Prussia, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn and Taxis, the Margrave and Margravine of Baden, and Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe. Following the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom rode in a carriage through Hanover towards a reception at the Herrenhausen Gardens, which was followed by a private reception at Schloss Marienburg. Click HERE to see the complete guest list by Royal Musings, and HERE for photos and ids of the German Royals and Nobles on Castleholic.
The new Princess Ekaterina of Hanover wore a custom embellished Sandra Mansour gown with the stunning Hanoverian Floral Tiara. Prince Ernst August wore Morning Dress with a purple tie.