Who is Ekaterina Malysheva?
The bride Ekaterina Malysheva was born in Apatity, a town in Murmansk Oblast, in the Soviet Union on 30 July 1986 as the daughter of Igor Malyshev and Svetlana Malysheva.Embed from Getty Images
Ekaterina grew up in Prague, Czech Republic. After graduated from the International School of Prague she moved to the United Kingdom when she was nineteen years old to study at the London College of Fashion.Embed from Getty Images
In 2011 Malysheva met Ernst August, Hereditary Prince of Hanover at a party in London. The Prince is the eldest child of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover (head of the ancient House of Welf which once ruled the Kingdom of Hanover), and his former wife Chantal Hochuli. Ernst August has one younger brother Christian.Embed from Getty Images
Ekaterina and Ernst August JrEmbed from Getty Images
Ekaterina is the fashion designer behind the line of jumpsuits called EKAT. The brand was founded in 2014 after Ekaterina, travelled to Burning Man, an event held in the western United States.
Ekaterina in 2014 at Gladstonbury Festival wearing EKAT.
In the summer of 2016 Ekaterina Malysheva became engaged to Ernst August.
Civil Wedding of Ekaterina Malysheva and Prince Ernst August
Days before the civil wedding, Prince Ernst August (father of the groom) publicly stated concerns about potential adverse impacts on family assets if his son,Ernst August Jr, were marry to his fiancée.
The groom’s father, Prince Ernst August, did not attend neither the civil and religious wedding.
However, Ekaterina and Prince Ernst August married in a civil ceremony on 6 July 2017 in Hanover’s New Town Hall. The ceremony was conducted by the mayor of Hanover, Stefan Schostok.
Religious Wedding of Ekaterina Malysheva and Prince Ernst August
The religious wedding of Ekaterina Malysheva and Prince Ernst August took place on 8 July 2017 at The Marktkirche St. Georgii et Jacobi (Market Church of Sts. George and James), commonly known as Marktkirche (“The Church on the Marketplace”), the main Lutheran church in Hanover, Germany.Embed from Getty Images
General view of the Hanover Market Church.Embed from Getty Images
Chantal Hochuli, mother of Ernst August Jr.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Chantal Hochuli with son Prince Christian and his now wife Alessandra de Osma.
Ekaterina arrived at her wedding escorted by her father, Igor Malyshev.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Igor Malyshev, father of Ekaterina.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
The religious service was presided by the former Landesbischof (head of some Protestant regional churches in Germany) of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover, Horst Hirschler.
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The wedding gown was a creation of Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour.
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“For the bridal gown, we worked together to create something traditional with Russian influence. The result was a hand-embroidered dress made from Chantilly lace with a pearl overlay. It took four months to realise Malysheva’s dream look.”Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour
Ekaterina wore The Hanover Floral Tiara that belonged to the former Kaiser Wilhelm II’s only daughter, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia.Embed from Getty Images
Through her marriage to Ernst August, Hereditary Prince of Hanover, Ekaterina is the Hereditary Princess of the House of Hanover.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Carriage Horse Procession
From the church, the royal couple rode in a horse carriage to Herrenhausen Gardens of Herrenhausen Palace for the wedding reception in the Gallery Building.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Royal Guests at the Wedding of Ekaterina Malysheva and Prince Ernst AugustEmbed from Getty Images
Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo, and Charlotte Casiraghi.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Alexandra of Hanover, sister of the groom.Embed from Getty Images
Andrea Casiraghi.Embed from Getty Images
Andrea Casiraghi and wife Tatiana Santo Domingo and children Alexandre “Sacha” Casiraghi and India Casiraghi.Embed from Getty Images
Alessandra de Osma and Prince Christian of Hanover (brother of the groom).
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Prince Heinrich of Hanover, uncle of Ernst August Jr and brother of Prince Ernst August.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Elisabeth von Thurn and Taxis.Embed from Getty Images
Alexandra Fürstin zu Leiningen and her husband Andreas Fürst zu Leiningen.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Olga zu Leiningen (L).Embed from Getty Images
Princess Mafalda von Hessen and Rolf Sachs.Embed from Getty Images
Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Maximilian Andreas Markgraf von Baden and his wife Valerie Isabella Habsburg-Lothringen.
Wedding Ball at Marienburg Castle
In the evening, a ball took place at Marienburg Castle owned by Prince Ernst August Jr after his father signed it over to him in 2004, together with all other royal properties at Hanover and Gmunden.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
For the lavish castle celebrations, the bride wore another dress by Sandra Mansour, an off-the-shoulder dress with frills and sweeping skirts. wearing a degradation of off-White to pink, with hand-embroidered beaded detail to the wedding party.
Princess Ekaterina and Prince Ernst August’s Children
After his marriage in 2017 Prince Ernst August and Princess Ekaterina moved to Hanover.
The happy couple has two children, a girl and a boy:
- Princess Elisabeth of Hanover born on 22 February 2018.
- Prince Welf August of Hanover born on 14 March 2019.
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