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Prince Ernst August of Hanover admitted to psychiatric clinic after police incident


Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the estranged husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, was admitted to a psychiatric clinic on Wednesday after an incident at his lodge in Grünau.

According to police reports seen by RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland, the Austrian prince called for police assistance on Wednesday night claiming that somebody wanted to kill him.

When police attended the scene, Prince Ernst August reportedly showed violence and aggression towards them.

Ernst August confirmed that an incident occurred at his lodge, but gave a different version of events, claiming the police attacked him.

He has threatened to file a lawsuit against the police department.

The 66-year-old briefly received treatment at a psychiatric facility in the Vöcklabruck district.

Prince Ernst August Albert Paul Otto Rupprecht Oskar Berthold Friedrich-Ferdinand Christian-Ludwig was born on 26 February 1954 in Hanover, Germany to Ernest Augustus, Hereditary Prince of Brunswick and Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

He first married Swiss-born Chantal Hochuli with whom he had two sons, Prince Ernst August (b. 1983) and Prine Christian (b. 1985). They divorced in October 1997. He married for a second time in January 1999 to Monaco’s Princess Caroline. Together, they have a daughter, Princess Alexandra (b. 1999).