Engagement of Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands, 1965

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The Engagement of Crown Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands (wearing her Diamond Flowers) and Claus van Amsberg in the grounds of the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn on this day in 1965, when the couple were joined by their families as they posed for the press. They got married in 1966, had three sons, succeeded to the Throne in 1980, Prince Claus passed away in 2002, and Queen Beatrix abdicated in 2013.

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