The castle was sold for one euro
The head of the Hanover family was furious when he learned of his son’s act. Now he wants the court to declare the deal insolvent.
German Prince Ernst August, head of the Hanoverian Royal House, sued his own son. Ernst August Jr. secretly sold his ancestral castle Marienburg, which belonged to the family for 154 years, from his father. This was reported by MailOnline.
The publication reports that in 2004, the Prince of Hanover transferred to his son the ownership of several large properties, including Marienburg. In 2018, August Jr. realized that the maintenance and restoration of the castle cost him too much and sold it to the German government for 1 euro without saying anything to the family.
Along with the government castle, almost a hundred antique paintings, family jewelry, antique furniture and sculptures have been removed.
Augustus’s father intends to appeal the agreement in court.
“The Bundestag has already voted to allocate 14 million euros for the reconstruction of the castle, so the government apparently considers it completely its own,” the statement said.
The estate of the widow of Henry Ford II, Kathleen DuRoss Ford, who was the subject of litigation between the heirs, was reportedly put up for sale. It was priced at $ 58 million.
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