On Saturday, Prince Ernst-August Jr. of Hanover wed fashion designer Ekaterina Malysheva in an elaborate ceremony populated with young European royalty. What a scene! And, lord knows that royals really do land the best wedding gowns. (But I mean, of course.)
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BUT. The knowledge that this wedding went on without the groom’s father’s approval? That’s right, Prince Ernst-August did not show up to his own son’s royal wedding. Mama Chantal Hochuli made it. Most of Ernst-August Jr.’s stepmother’s family made it. (Though she, alas, did not either.)
Look, I don’t know anything about German royal lines or anything, except that 1) they sure exist and 2) royal wedding drama is always the weirdest/most fascinating drama. The crux behind Papa Prince’s grudge: his desire to preserve property that’d been in the family for centuries.
Again, I don’t know anything about royals but, isn’t that the kind of thing that you can legally partition? Considering the bride and groom were first married in a civil ceremony, there’s clearly some wiggle room when it comes to Strict Tradition.
Anyway! The gown, created by the bride’s friend Sandra Mansour, is lovely. But also lovely—the amazing Herrenhauser Gardens, where the wedding luncheon took place. If having this be your venue meant dealing with wedding family drama, uh, I’ll take the drama:
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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US