Wedding of Beatrix of the Netherlands, 1966

Wedding of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Claus von Amsberg, 1966

Today marks the 51st Wedding Anniversary of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Claus von Amsberg, the parents of King Willem-Alexander. The couple got married in civil and religious ceremonies in Amsterdam amid protests. Prince Claus eventually became a very popular figure, even so after Princess Beatrix’s accession to the throne in 1981. The couple had three sons, and remained happily married until his death in 2002. Among the royal wedding guests were; First row L-R; John Ambler, Hon. Angus Ogilvy, King Constantine of Greece, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (mother of the Bride), King Baudouin of Belgium, Princess (later Queen) Beatrix of the Netherlands (the Bride), Prince Claus of the Netherlands (the Groom), Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (father of the bride), Queen Anne Marie of Greece, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Prince Michael of Kent. Second row L-R; unidentified manCrown Prince (later King) Harald of NorwayPrincess Marina, Duchess of KentPrincess Armgard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (grandmother of the Bride), Mrs. Gosta von Amsberg (mother of the Groom), Princess Christina of the Netherlands, Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Infanta Pilar of Spain, Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven. Third row L-R; Princess Irene, Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Princess Irene of Greece, Prince Charles of Luxembourg, Princess Benedikte of DenmarkPrincess Christina of Sweden, Christina von Amsberg, Princess (later Queen) Paola of Belgium, Prince Albert (later King) of Belgium, Infanta (later Queen) Sofia of Spain, and Infante (later King) Juan Carlos of Spain. (click on underlined / highlighted words to get to a page about the person)

 

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