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Old 05-09-2015, 04:49 AM
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https://www.anpfoto.nl/search.pp?eventid=1858014
Princess Irene at military parade of Irene brigade - Monarchy Press Europe
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:44 AM
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Princess Irene has moved to Wassenaar:
Prinses Irene naar Wassenaar verhuisd - Royalty Online
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So she now joins Margarita and Floris along with their families on the Wassenaar estate. Is there anyone else from the Dutch royal family who is living there besides the King and his family?
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:36 AM
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I did not know the Duke of Parma and his family live in The Hague, in the Archipel (or East-Indies) District. It is a 19th C district with lots of large mansions, often housing Embassies and offices. In which street does the Duke live?
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:43 AM
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So she now joins Margarita and Floris along with their families on the Wassenaar estate. Is there anyone else from the Dutch royal family who is living there besides the King and his family?
On the royal estate itself:

The King
Queen Máxima
The Princess of Orange
Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
Princess Ariane of the Netherlands

Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme
Mr Tjalling ten Cate
Julia ten Cate
Paola ten Cate

Prince Floris van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven
Princess Aimée
Magali van Vollenhoven
Eliane van Vollenhoven
Willem van Vollenhoven

Near the royal estate:

Princess Irene of the Netherlands

The Duke of Parma
The Duchess of Parma
Princes Luisa de Bourbon de Parme
Princess Cecilia de Bourbon de Parme
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:59 AM
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This is Princess Irene's house in Wijk bij Duurstede, here a picture from the garden. She now has a new house near the royal domain De Horsten in Wassenaar. No picture yet. The Princess also owns houses in South Africa and in Switzerland, by the way.

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I remember an interview with Princess Irene in (I think) Hello! Magazine years ago and she was living in a bungalow somewhere - she was photographed in a room with white book cases and lots of books - does anyone remember this?
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:20 PM
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Are you sure that was an interview with Irene? Margriet's house used to be a bungalow until she had it changed a few years ago. But perhaps Irene lived in one before she moved to Wijk bij Duurstede.
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Are you sure that was an interview with Irene? Margriet's house used to be a bungalow until she had it changed a few years ago. But perhaps Irene lived in one before she moved to Wijk bij Duurstede.
Oh yes it was definitely Princess Irene as it was the first time I had read about her and I was struck how she was so casually dressed and she didn't look at all as I imagine a sister of Beatirx to look! Now I think of it, the house was like a chalet bungalow.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:47 PM
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Just after her return to the Netherlands she lived in in Laren for a while in a bungalow.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:19 PM
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Thank you Ilse; I now found a picture of the bungalow:

Fotocollectie » Prinses Irene en kinderen bewonen nu deze bungalow aan Tafelbergweg in Laren (No… | gahetNA
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:37 AM
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It is interesting that Princess Irene -after her divorce- lived less grand than her sisters Princess Margriet (Het Nieuwe Loo on the Crown Domain near Het Loo Palace) or Princess Christina (a house in Kensington Gardens district in West-London, before that an appartment at Central Park in New York, before that the Villa Eikenhorst on the royal estate De Horsten in Wassenaar - see one of her salons here).

The two only "befitting" residences of Princess Irene before her divorce were the appartement at the Calle de los Hermanos Bécquer in Madrid (a posh street where also the Dowager Francisco Franco lived, and the Spanish Prime Minister whom was assasinated by the ETA, Admiral Luís Carrero Blanco lived around the corner). The American Embassy territory borders this street. The Princess also stayed at the Château de Lignières (and inside) which sadly went to her husband's estranged brother, Prince Sixte-Henri de Bourbon de Parme. Luckily the Château will look better, since it is now under restoration.
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Duke, In the past,I heard a story that the Bourbon Parma(parents) came to the Netherlands when Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard where abroad with such a "sans gêne" that they were asked to leave immediately.
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Duke, In the past,I heard a story that the Bourbon Parma(parents) came to the Netherlands when Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard where abroad with such a "sans gêne" that they were asked to leave immediately.
Rumours indeed said that the Duke and Duchess of Parma occupied Soestdijk Palace and started to behave like they owned the whole place, giving orders to staff et all. But these are not substantiated and probably were part of the negative atmosphere with misinformation around the De Bourbon de Parmes.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:22 AM
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Duke, In the past,I heard a story that the Bourbon Parma(parents) came to the Netherlands when Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard where abroad with such a "sans gêne" that they were asked to leave immediately.
Oh but there IS more to it then just that...And about misinformation,Duc,the BP's were champions of that themselves,their behaviour did it all for them...That happened indeed,and it was the very last time they were all at Soestdijk.Old Xavier and his family ordered the personnel around and behaved as if they owned the place while Juliana and Bernhard were abroad,so much so,that a member of the staff contacted Prince Bernhard who immediatly took action and "evicted"them all out of Soestdijk Palace by phone.The Families only met at the christenings of Princess Irene's children at Lignieres afterwards.C'est tout.
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The villa of Princess Irene in Wijk bij Duurstede is for sale for the price of 2 million euros. This summer the princess already moved to Wassenaar, near The Hague.

The villas is 465 sq. meters, 6 bedrooms, several living rooms, a pool and has solar panels on the roof for clean energy.

Huis te koop: Singel 2 3961 CE Wijk Bij Duurstede [funda]
Landhuis prinses Irene kost 2 miljoen|Binnenland| Telegraaf.nl
Prinses Irene zet haar prachtige landhuis in Wijk bij Duurstede te koop. Zie foto's - Bekende Buren
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Her house has been sold already:
Ka-ching! Prinses Irene verpatst haar landhuis in Wijk bij Duurstede | Quote
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The villa (picture) of Princess Irene has been bought by a young couple, Mr Willem Gerritsen (36) and Ms Inge Balvers (30) from Wijk bij Duurstede. Mr Gerritsen is an independent data-analyst.

The couple told that they never have seen Princess Irene. The sale completely went via estate agents. Only Prince Carlos (the Duke of Parma, the eldest son who lives in Brussels and The Hague) has been seen by the couple: for some months he kept an accomodation in the converted carriage house on the estate until his move to The Hague.

The villa has a salon, a study, a dining room, a big living-kitchen, a scullery, an utility-kitchen and two more rooms on the ground floor. There is a big greenhouse which serves as a separate room as well, On the first floor there are six bedrooms of which two ensuite with a bathroom as well separate bathrooms. There is a private swimmingpool. On the domain there is also an annex for staff and the remise (carriage house) which is converted into an accomodation as well.

I have not seen pictures of the new property of Princess Irene yet. She has a new house in Wassenaar (pic) near The Hague, one of the most expensive villages to reside in the Netherlands.

Source: Jong paar koopt landgoed prinses Irene

According some public information from the registry office Princess Irene has given a capital of around 1 million Euro to her eldest son Prince Carlos and a similar capital to her daughter Princess Margarita. These are registered as mortgages. It is not known if Prince Jaime (in Rome) and Princess Carolina (in Geneva) have received similar motherly assistance in the purchase of a house.
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Princess Irene attended the Fete de la Nature in Enschede today, May 21:


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This week Princess Irene was in Oirschot, Brabant, to see a parade in her honour by the Guards' Regiment Fuseliers Princess Irene.

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