German prince appeals conviction

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8 December 2004 , HANOVER - Prince Ernst August of Hanover, husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, is mounting an appeal against his conviction last month for assault, his lawyer announced on Wednesday. Since the deadline for an appeal has passed, the prince is seeking special leave to go to the next highest court. Ernst August, the heir to the kings of Hanover, was not present in person on 25 November when he was fined EUR 455,000 by a state court for causing grievous bodily harm. The German aristocrat,

8 December 2004

HANOVER - Prince Ernst August of Hanover, husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, is mounting an appeal against his conviction last month for assault, his lawyer announced on Wednesday.

Since the deadline for an appeal has passed, the prince is seeking special leave to go to the next highest court.

Ernst August, the heir to the kings of Hanover, was not present in person on 25 November when he was fined EUR 455,000 by a state court for causing grievous bodily harm.

The German aristocrat, 50, sent in his apologies for knocking a neighbour to the ground on the Kenyan island of Lamu and kicking a woman photographer in the behind in the Austrian music city of Salzburg after she came up to him and asked to take a picture.

This time the top appeal court of Lower Saxony state will have to hear his case. The prince's lawyer said he had ignored the 2 December deadline as he supposed that more time was allowed to consider an appeal.

The prince has shoved and cursed media people on other occasions. His wife, now known as Princess Caroline of Hanover, scored a court victory against the German press this year with a European tribunal saying she had a right to privacy in public places.

The couple have a stately home near Hamburg and live a jet-set lifestyle. 

DPA

Subject: German news 

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