Ever the trooper, HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover was in court in Germany yesterday to testify at the trial of her husband HRH Prince Ernst August V of Hanover; who was not in court at the time. The Monegasque princess was looking somewhat out of sorts, suffering from a cold and enduring ever greater scrutiny since the pictures of her hubs frolicking in Thailand with another woman became public but she did her duty. Princess Caroline testified that Ernst did slap the man in question, twice, "one for the music and one for the lights" but did not do so with any force. This backs up the Prince's story and contradicts that of the hotel owner who claimed Ernie used brass knuckles and caused him injury. As I have already commented, it seems to me the hotel owner is just looking to cash-in on a royal with a bad reputation. Still, especially in light of recent events it is hard to feel any sympathy for the man but kudos to Princess Caroline for carrying on and staying strong for her family in spite of the terrible time she must be going through right now.