It has recently been made known that Prince Anton Esterházy von Galántha (b.1936) remarried in June 2013 to Svetlanta Nyikolajevna (b.1956). The couple have been together for fifteen years. Anton is the only child of Prince Antal Esterházy von Galántha (1903-k.i.a. 1944) and Countess Gabriella Apponyi de Nagy-Appony (1910-1986).

Prince Anton, Princess Ursula, and Prince Pál-Antal
Princess Ursula Esterházy von Galántha with Dr Georg Simnacher
Hereditary Prince Pál-Antal Esterházy von Galántha

In 1986, Prince Anton married Ursula König (b.1941). Later that year, the couple had their only child: Hereditary Prince Pál-Antal (b.1986). Anton and Ursula divorced in April 2013. Pál-Antal will eventually become the Head of the Princely House; he is the only living male member of the family aside from his father.

Princess Melinda Esterházy von Galántha

Since 2014, Prince Anton and his son have been plagued by a problem caused by the will of Princess Melinda (1920-2014; née Ottrubay), who was the widow of Anton’s uncle Prince Pál Esterházy von Galántha (1901-1989). Princess Melinda was the sole beneficiary of her husband’s will. Upon her death, perhaps at her nephew’s insistence, she allowed the Esterházy fortune, estimated at around € 800 million, to pass into foundations controlled, not by the Esterházy family, but by her nephew, Stefan Ottrubay.

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