Pieter-Christiaan and Anita Celebrate Tenth Wedding Anniversary

  August 25, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau and his wife Anita today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary.

The pair were married civilly on August 25 in a ceremony held at Het Loo Palace officiated by the Mayor of Apeldoorn attended by their close family and friends. Pieter-Christiaan and Anita posed for photographs in the palace gardens after the ceremony, to which the bride wore a jacket and skirt in shades of green, blue and yellow with a beaded collar designed by Andrew Gn. A floral headpiece and a matching yellow tie on her groom completed Anita’s first bridal ensemble.

Two days later, a religious ceremony was performed in front of 750 guests at the Grote of St Jeroenskerk in Noordwijk. The groom arrived with his mother, Princess Margriet, leading a procession of members of the Royal Family. A short time later, Anita arrived on the arm of her father in a car that once belonged to Queen Juliana. The flower girls were Pieter-Christiaan’s nieces, Anna and Isabella van Vollenhoven, while the pageboy was Anita’s nephew Eric.

Frans Hoogendoorn was chosen to make Anita’s wedding gown, which featured a boat neckline and a lace covered bodice with three-quarter length sleeves. A tulle veil with lace appliqués was anchored by the Ears of Wheat Tiara that was also worn by her three sisters-in-law at their respective weddings.

A reception was held in the evening at Noordeinde Palace.

As he did not seek parliamentary approval ahead of his marriage (the reasoning behind this was that he and his younger brother, Floris, both had remote chances of inheriting the throne upon announcing their engagements in February 2005), Pieter-Christiaan lost his place in the Dutch line of succession.

Pieter-Christiaan and Anita have two children, Emma and Pieter.

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