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Old 09-19-2008, 12:18 PM
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How Princess Margriet's Sons Met Their Wives

Hello,

Can someone tell me how Princess Margriet 's sons met their wifes?

Prince Maurits
Prince Bernhard
Prince Floris
and Prince Pieter - Christaan.

Thank you so much.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:02 PM
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Maurits and Marilene were a waiter and a waitress at Cafe Juliana (!) in Groningen during their student days.

I am not sure how Bernhard and Annette met but also during their student years (in Utrecht?)

Aimee and Floris also in one of these sororities, in Leiden, I believe Aimee once told the press that she/her friends always thought she would end up with some sort of latin Don Juan but it turned out somewhat differently. I believe Floris forgot to ask her phonenumber the first time and went through some troubles to get it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:26 AM
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Bernhard and Annette studied in Groningen as well and met over there. PC and Anita met in London, where they were both working/doing an internship.
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Groningen seems to be a favourite haunt (with two of these royals). How come?
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:19 AM
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Groningen seems to be a favourite haunt (with two of these royals). How come?
Groningen university just was the boys choice for a University,that's all.

Maurits and Marilène were bartenders at "Soestdijk" a student hang-out/wateringhole/pub.Stillexists.Bernhardstudied economics,Annette psychology....and..oh well,you know how things go,one leads to the other,and that's how it went.
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Maurits worked as a bartender? That is very interesting! Is he widely recognized, or is he able to blend in? Or do the people not make a big deal out of seeing a royal in an informal situation?
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Well, most of the time people over here don't make a big deal out of it. Only WA and Maxima are fulltime Royal, all the others do have jobs like you and me (well, probably a bit better).
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Well, most of the time people over here don't make a big deal out of it. Only WA and Maxima are fulltime Royal, all the others do have jobs like you and me (well, probably a bit better).
Thanks Sneeuwklokje! They are probably able to live normal happy lives because the people don't make a big fuss. I would also imagine that their jobs are a lot better than mine.
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well, they must earn money enought to keep the royal aparences! i presume!
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well, they must earn money enought to keep the royal aparences! i presume!
I bet they also inherited some money that helps them doing that too.
Btw, I think that someone like princess Annette looks quite normal, not as princessy as Marilène or Aimée.

Wasn't it with Floris and Aimée that Floris sent an e-mail to Aimée with an adress that he invented himself. Something like him thinking: 'she's called Aimée Söhngen, so maybe aimeesohngen@hotmail.com would do the trick.' I found that very cute.
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I bet they also inherited some money that helps them doing that too.
Btw, I think that someone like princess Annette looks quite normal, not as princessy as Marilène or Aimée.

Wasn't it with Floris and Aimée that Floris sent an e-mail to Aimée with an adress that he invented himself. Something like him thinking: 'she's called Aimée Söhngen, so maybe aimeesohngen@hotmail.com would do the trick.' I found that very cute.
Are you saying that Floris did this when he was trying to get to know Aimee better? This is so sweet!
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Indeed he did, it was mentioned during the civil ceremony of their marriage!!
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Thank you for the answer, Sneeuwklokje! This is very romantic!
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well, they must earn money enought to keep the royal aparences! i presume!
If they have to turn up for a royal duty, they can declare the costs to HM's office, they can also use her cars etc. if they need to.
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Maurits and Marilene were a waiter and a waitress at Cafe Juliana (!) in Groningen during their student days.

I am not sure how Bernhard and Annette met but also during their student years (in Utrecht?)

Aimee and Floris also in one of these sororities, in Leiden, I believe Aimee once told the press that she/her friends always thought she would end up with some sort of latin Don Juan but it turned out somewhat differently. I believe Floris forgot to ask her phonenumber the first time and went through some troubles to get it.

What Aimme said to her friends was so funny!
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