Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands (and happy wedding anniversary too!)

Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands (née Petra Laurentien Brinkhorst; born 25 May 1966 in Leiden, Netherlands) is the wife of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, the third son of Queen Beatrix. She is part of that crew of crazy and bubbly daughters-in-law the Queen has. 
And it is not only her birthday she has been celebrating: 10 years ago, she married her Prince. The civil marriage was conducted by the mayor of The Hague, Wim Deetman, in the Oude Raadzaal, Javastraat, The Hague, on 17 May 2001. 

The religious wedding took place two days later on 19 May in the Grote of St Jacobskerk, with Reverend Carel ter Linden officiating. I remember watching this wedding on TV5 Monde. I didn't live in France at that time yet, but came a few months after. Time flies!

Was a bit hard to put those rings on. But so cute!

They now have three children: Countess Eloise (born June 8th, 2002), Count Claus-Casimir (born March 21st, 2004) and Countess Leonore (born June 3rd, 2006).