PRINCESS CAROLINE OF MONACO's husband PRINCE ERNST AUGUST OF HANOVER is in a coma in the same hospital where her father Prince Rainier died just four days ago (6APR05).

The 51-year-old millionaire was rushed to the Princess Grace Hospital on Monday (04APR05) suffering from "life threatening" pancreatic problems - sparking concerns the ill-fated family's infamous curse had struck again.

The glamorous 48-year-old's previous husband STEFANO CASIRAGHI was killed in a boat accident and her mother, Hollywood icon Grace Kelly, tragically lost her life in a car crash.

The ailing Prince Ernst, 23rd in line for the British throne, is Princess Caroline's third husband and is reportedly worth $471 million (GBP250 million).

10/04/2005 10:44