January 19 – Ernst August V, Prince of Hanover, Germany, was prosecuted by his father for selling the royal castle to the government at a low price of 1 euro.
According to the British Times and other media on the 18th, court documents released this week showed that Prince Ernst August, 66, the “head of the Hanover royal family”, accused his son Ernst August V of selling Marinburg Castle to the government “with his knowledge”.
Prince Ernst August claimed that his son’s actions “gravely violated” his legitimate rights and interests, and he intended to take back the castle.
However, Ernst August V responded that he had severed his financial relationship with his family after suffering from illness, and now he lives in an “forest cottage” in Austria without any help from his family.
He also said that his father’s accusations were groundless in reality, and he believed that the court would dismiss his father’s lawsuit.
According to foreign media reports, Ernst August V inherited Marinburg Castle from his father in 2004.
In 2018, he announced that he would sell the castle at a low price, compensing on the grounds that he could not continue to afford the maintenance of the palace.