That wedding was also the last (public) appearance of his grandmother, former Queen Juliana.
This May 1998 wedding was the start of a long row of royal weddings in the Netherlands .
I remember, standing at the courtyard of Palace Het Loo, with my daughter and the car with the bridal couple came in sight. The wedding guests were waiting at the backside of the Palace where the reception & dinner were to take place, but Prince Maurits, seeing the crowds waiting at the entrance of the Palace asked the driver to make a few extra rounds in front of the public, so we all got to see the lovely bride and her handsome groom from real up-close !!
A lovely gesture and a very typical one for the Van Vollenhoven family who always are very kind towards the public at royal events and always take their time to get in touch with them !
But, really, 18 years ago ... whowwww
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