A week after his wife defended him in court, Prince Ernst August hits the slopes with another woman

By Karen Nickel Anhalt and Peter Mikelbank
Updated January 19, 2010 08:10 AM
Credit: DPA/Landov

How does Princess Caroline of Monaco’s husband thank her for testifying in court on his behalf? By taking his younger girlfriend on another very public holiday.

According to German press reports, Prince Ernst August of Hanover, whom Caroline defended last week in an appeal on an old assault charge, enjoyed this past weekend at the moneyed Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel with his girlfriend – now regularly identified by news outlets as Moroccan publicity-event manager Myriam I., 41.

On Sunday, the couple ate schnitzels with potatoes and tomato salad at Rosi’s Sonnbergstubn restaurant. Owner Rosi Schipflinger told Munich’s Abendzeitung: “They enjoyed their meal very much and definitely want to come back.”

Meanwhile, Ernst August, 55, appears to be planning a trip back to court to take action against Bunte magazine for publishing photos of a Christmas frolic in Thailand with his girlfriend, according to Die Welt newspaper.

None of which bodes well for Caroline and Ernst August’s 11th wedding anniversary on Jan. 23, which also happens to be Caroline’s 53rd birthday.