HRH Prince Ernst August V of Hanover is back in court again for an appeal of the case from 2004 in which he was accused of beating a hotel owner in Kenya (no comment yet if he is related to Barack Obama). Prince Ernst August's wife, Princess Caroline of Monaco, will likely be called to testify as a witness to the event. The Prince of Hanover has admitted to hitting the hotel owner but denies that he was as violent or extreme as the man claims. The hotel owner claims that the Prince hit him repeatedly, with a "ring" that left bruises and caused him to have to go to the emergency room. Oh, puh-leez! Is this guy up for "Drama Queen of the Year" award? The Prince of Hanover says he slapped the guy, lightly, and that is all. He also has witnesses who will verify his version of the story. To me, this sounds like a trumped up accusation by the hotel owner who is looking for some easy cash. True, the Hanoverian heir has had problems in the past with alcohol and his temper but this sounds to me like the Prince was being targeted, possibly for that very reason. Prince Ernst August V of Hanover is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and a great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II.