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Re: Long engagement Princess Margriet & her Pieter
Posted by Elaine on 3/3/2012, 7:12 am, in reply to "Long engagement Princess Margriet & her Pieter"
Thank you very much Marianne - what a wonderful couple they are |
: "... Thank you Marianne for posting such
: wonderful photos of this lovely couple.
: One question, why did they have such a long
: engagement period, almost 2 years? "
: You're very welcome Elaine
: I think you'll find the answer in the fact
: that Crown Princes Beatrix got engaged to
: Claus (June 1965) and was the first of these
: two couples to be married (March 1966).
: As you know, neither Beatrix nor her father
: Prince Bernhard were overly pleased with
: Margriet's choice of a fellow Dutchman / a
: commoner and it was only due to Queen
: Juliana's warm & motherly support that
: Margriet & Pieter were allowed to get
: engaged / married eventually !!!
: Over the years Beatrix' and Bernhard's
: rather snobbish attitude has been proved
: totally wrong and had it not been for
: Princess Margriet marrying a fellow
: country-man and living in the Netherlands
: (instead of moving abroad!) the later Queen
: Beatrix might have found herself without any
: additional help during the years her
: Consort, Prince Claus was very ill and a
: helping hand was desperately needed in
: dealing with all royal events/duties !!
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