April 18, 1972 – Birth of Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau
Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau was born Annette Sekrève, daughter of Ulrich Sekrève and his wife Jolanda de Haan, on April 18, 1972 in The Hague. She received a Masters Degree in Psychology in 1996 from The University of Groningen. It was while at university that she met her future husband.
On July 6, 2000, she married Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, in a civil ceremony held in Utrecht. A religious service was held two days later at St Martin’s Cathedral in Utrecht.
The couple reside in Amsterdam with their three children:
– Isabella van Vollenhoven (2002)
– Samuel van Vollenhoven (2004)
– Benjamin van Vollenhoven (2008)
While not taking on any official role, Princess Annette and her husband are typically in attendance at formal family events within the Dutch royal family.
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