08 September 2020 10:42
FREE now and never miss the top Royal stories again. SUBSCRIBE Invalid email Sign up fornow and never miss the top Royal stories again. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Police surrounded the Austrian house of Prince Ernst August, the head of the Royal House of Hanover, on Monday after officers were called by one of his employees.
The prince is accused of having told a female employee and her husband to leave his hunting lodge in Almtal, on the Austrian Alps, or face a group of thugs he would send after them. Trending The prince is also said to have smashed a window with a traffic sign. Prince Ernst August is now accused of damage to property, threats and coercion. This isn't the first time police officers are called on Prince Ernst August. In mid-July, the royal was admitted to a psychiatry unit of a hospital in Vöcklabruck after an altercation with police officers.
Prince Ernst August is the great-grandson of the last German emperor According to Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, the prince "threatened the officers with a knife" and hit one in the face. However, Prince Ernst August is disputing this claims, saying he asked for help but was attacked by the officer. Speaking to Kronen Zeitung, he said: "I had a hypo, so I called emergency services. READ MORE: How Queen Mother played MERCILESS pranks on royal visitors Prince Ernst August was arrested in mid-July Prince Ernst August in 2014 Prince Ernst August and Caroline of Monaco married in 1999 "I told them they don't do that to me, I'm a normal person. I screamed until I was allowed out." Saying he was suing the police, the royal added: "Suddenly should I be the culprit? I am innocent, was never culpable." Later on the same month, Prince Ernst August was involved for a second time in an incident with police officers as he reportedly drove towards members of the forces in Scharnstein, Austria, equipped with a baseball bat and threatened to kill two of them. The royal temporarily withdrew from society as he was being looked after by family members, according to Krone. Europe's future monarchs Prince Ernst August is the head of the House of Hanover which links him to the British Royal Family, as the Hanoverians held the throne of the UK until 1901. Ernst August's father, the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick, and his siblings were all given the title of Prince of Great Britain and Ireland by the Queen's grandfather, King George V, in 1914. Following the creation of the Weimar Republic in Germany in 1918, the privileges of the nobility were abolished and titles simply became part of the bearers' last names. Prince Ernst August continues to claim the style 'Royal Prince of Great Britain and Ireland' despite it is no longer mentioned on British documents. Prince Ernst August is the husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco Royal news: Prince Ernst August of Hanover has been arrested Police surrounded the home of Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the head of the Royal House of Hanover, on Monday after being called by one of his employees. The prince is accused of having intimated his employee and her husband to leave his household or face a group of thugs he would send after them, RTL.DE wrote. The Prince is also said tohave smashed a window with a traffic traffic sign. This isn't the first time police officers are called on Prince Ernst August. In July 2020, the royal was admitted to a psychiatric ward after an аttаck on the police. Less thаn а week lаter, he reportedly drove towаrds police officers in Schаrnstein, Austriа, equipped with а bаsebаll bаt. There he is sаid to hаve threаtened two of them with а bаt. MORE TO FOLLOW