In a way, Prince Ernst August of Hanover confirmed Princess Caroline his unruly methods from the primary second that they crossed paths. In keeping with Jeffrey Robinson’s “Grace of Monaco: The True Story,” Ernst and Caroline had been formally launched again within the Seventies whereas Monaco’s royal household was on a household journey to Germany. The younger folks’s dad and mom organized this assembly, as they, ostensibly, hoped that the 2 younger royals would make match. Nonetheless, as Caroline would later inform Robinson, a long-term relationship was the very last thing on her thoughts on the day she met Ernst.
Removed from growing any kind of curiosity within the younger prince at first sight, Caroline initially felt that he was off-putting. In keeping with the princess’ account, a lot of her preliminary response needed to do with Ernst’s wild facet, which he revealed nearly instantly. As Robinson put it in his biography, “The younger German fellow had simply purchased some kind of fancy sports activities automobile and, to indicate it off, he invited Caroline for a spin. She could not say no, though when she noticed how tiny the automobile was, she wished she had.”
Finally, Caroline was all however pressured to go on a particularly uncomfortable automobile trip together with her new companion. To make issues worse, when it got here time for her to climb out of the automobile, she acquired caught. For years, Robinson wrote, the Monegasque princely household would snort in regards to the chaotic first impression.