Happy Anniversary to the late Prince Friso and Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, who got married on this day in 2004! Due to some controversy, the Prince did not seek permission to marry from the Dutch Parliament and thus lost his title of ‘Prince of the Netherlands’, but retained his title of ‘Prince of Orange-Nassau’. The couple had two daughters and remained happily married until he was buried under an avalanche in 2012, and tragically passed away in a coma the following year. Princess Mabel is a prominent human rights activist, and is often seen at family events.
Prince Friso and Mabel Wisse Smit married in a Civil Ceremony at the City Hall in Delft, which was followed by a Religious Service at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. Afterwards, the newlyweds waved to crowns from the balcony of the Noordeinde Palace.
Prince Friso wore Morning Dress with a flower in his lapel. The new Princess Mabel wore a bow-filled Viktor & Rolf creation with her diamond Wedding Tiara, a pared down version of the Dutch Sapphire Tiara.