Sunday, April 24, 2011

[The Netherlands] [VIDEO] The hilarious civil wedding of Prince Maurits and Marilène Van den Broek (1998)

Prince Maurits Willem Pieter Hendrik of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (born on April 17th, 1968) is the eldest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (sister of Queen Beatrix) and Pieter van Vollenhoven. He is currently tenth in the line of succession to the Dutch throne. In 1989, he met Marilène (Marie-Hélène) van den Broek (born on February 4th, 1970), the youngest daughter of Hans van den Broek (a Dutch politician, former Minister of Foreign Affairs), now styled Princess Marilène. Their civil marriage ceremony took place in Apeldoorn on 29 May 1998, followed by a religious ceremony on May 30th.
They seem really eager and happy to be married, as the burgmeister had to asked them for a little moment before they kissed. They have three children, as of now: Anna, Lucas and Felicia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven.