Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his wife, Hereditary Princess Ekaterina of Hanover have just become parents for the first time, according to Dana Press. Ekaterina gave birth to a daughter on 22 February 2018. No name has been announced yet.
The couple has been married since July of last year. His father did not attend the wedding; he is reportedly not happy with his son’s choice of a bride. The ceremony was conducted by the mayor of Hanover, Stefan Schostok. The wedding was attended by his step-siblings, family and royals from other deposed monarchies, such as Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia.
Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover is the eldest son Prince Ernst August of Hanover, head of the deposed royal House of Hanover and senior male-line descendant of George III of the United Kingdom. His father’s second wife is Princess Caroline of Monaco. The deposed royals also have connections to the Greek royal house as his aunt Frederica was Queen of the Hellenes as the wife of Paul of Greece. Through her, they also have Spanish connections. The House of Hanover provided the Kings of Great Britain until Queen Victoria. Her son Edward VII was the first monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The Kingdom of Hanover passed to Queen Victoria’s uncle, the Duke of Cumberland. The current Hanoverians are in line for the succession to the British throne as descendants of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal.
The people of Hanover had mixed feelings about the wedding, according to a poll by the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung. 40% said they care nothing about the wedding, 33% said they were happy about it and were looking forward to a possible attendance by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which did not happen, and 27% found the fuss around the wedding strange as they are no longer ruling monarchs.