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Marengo 10-29-2006 02:14 PM

Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Prince Carlos-Hugo of Bourbon-Parma; 29-4-1964
 
The engagement on 08-february-1964

(pics ANP)

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...en/irene15.jpg\

And after the so-called 'night of Irene' (in which the goverment decided not to approve of the marriage):

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...ten/irene7.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...ten/irene6.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...ten/irene9.jpg


Marengo 10-29-2006 02:16 PM

More of the engagement:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...en/irene10.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...en/irene11.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...en/irene12.jpg

Posing the day after the engagement:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...en/irene17.jpg

Pics: ANP

Marengo 10-29-2006 02:17 PM

Pics of the wedding in Rome. No relatives of the bride attended the wedding. The wedding took place in Rome, at the Chapel of Basilica of St. Mary Major on april 28 1964:

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...en/irene14.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...ten/irene5.jpg

Pics: ANP

Marengo 10-29-2006 02:20 PM

More from the wedding.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...ten/irene3.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...ten/irene2.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...rten/irene.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...irene1964c.jpg
First two from corbis, last two from mario's weblog.

Marengo 10-29-2006 02:23 PM

Two pics of the couple leaving on their honeymoon ANP & Corbis:


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...ten/irene4.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f5...en/irene13.jpg

Marengo 10-29-2006 02:28 PM

A videoclip of the wedding, definately worth checking. She attracted a crowd in Rome!

Scroll down and click on the picture of Princess Irene in her weddingdress:

http://majesty.web-log.nl/majesty/be...ten/index.html

Her_Majesty 10-29-2006 02:41 PM

Thanks for the pictures, Marengo!
They were such a beautiful couple! :ermm:
Irene looked so much like her sister Beatrix back then!

Marengo 10-29-2006 06:31 PM

IMO she was the prettiest bride we (the dutch) ever had. Sadly her family wasn t allowed to join her in Rome. They watched it at Castle Warmelo of Princess Armgard, but had trouble with the cable so the television went white halfway the ceremony. Must have ben difficult for Juliana & Bernhard.

The dress was by Balmain (or Balenciaga).

Victoria1999 10-29-2006 07:40 PM

I am sorry, but why the wedding was not approve by the goverment?
She was a very beautiful bride:flowers:

Marengo 10-29-2006 07:46 PM

Because Carlos Hugo was a claimant to the spanish throne. Theoretically it could mean that a child of irene and Carlos could become King of Spain and The netherlands at the same time. Apart from that, the spanish goverment supported the claim of Don Juan-Carlos de Borbon, and not of this rival carlist line, so the Dutch goverment wanted to prevent a conflict with spain and decided not to allow the RF to attend Irene's wedding in Rome.

Before that Irene already caused a lot of controvercy by converting to catholisism, which also played a part in 'the night of Irene' , the engagement night. Angry protestants changed the names of Princess Irene schools, streets etc. while others aproved of her free choice.

Victoria1999 10-29-2006 08:48 PM

Thank you very much for answering my question:)

Marengo 05-15-2007 08:15 AM

Two pictures, free of copyrights:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...arten1/ir7.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...arten1/ir5.jpg

www.hetgeheugenvannederland.com

Marengo 05-15-2007 08:16 AM

On the square. During this chaotic walk Irene's dress got torn:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...arten1/ir4.jpg

pic also free of copyrights, www.hetgeheugenvannederland.com

princess olga 05-20-2007 05:43 PM

Didn't know her dress got ripped!

By the way, Marengo, I'm totally with you, this bride was one of the DRF's best ever! (I also am really partial to both Juliana and Wilhelmina as brides)

just don't really understand what Irene saw in Carlos Hugo. Just don't get it. She was so gorgeous and interesting and must, just must have had an army of viable suitors, and she picks this guy? Was he really charming or something?

Warren 05-21-2007 04:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by princess olga
Was he really charming or something?

The fact that Prince Carlos Hugo is invited to and attends many House of Orange family events indicates he is in favour with Queen Beatrix, notwithstanding his formerly troublesome daughter. :biggrin:

sm1939 05-21-2007 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warren
The fact that Prince Carlos Hugo is invited to and attends many House of Orange family events indicates he is in favour with Queen Beatrix, notwithstanding his formerly troublesome daughter. :biggrin:

why what did the troublesome daughter do ??

Marengo 05-21-2007 06:13 AM

Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and her ex-husband Edwin de Roy van Zuydewijn gave some notorious interviews to political magazine HP/de Tijd, in which they blamed the RF of just about anything that went wrong in their lives.

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I think that the entire country at that time was wondering what Irene saw in that guy. She was every teenage boys idol at that time (or so I have been told by several babyboomers)

I like Juliana's dress best of all btw. On pictures it is ruined by the thick undergarments that Juliana had to wear underneath it, but in real life it is beautiful in its simplicity.

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To Warren: most of all the Queen is thankful that Carlos-Hugo kept his mouth shut without being to difficult. They had to pay Jorge Guillermo aa rather high amount to keep him from writing a book about his life with Princess Christina and esp. with her family.

sm1939 05-21-2007 06:26 AM

is Carlos - Hugo still married to Irene ??

Marengo 05-21-2007 06:41 AM

No, the couple divorced in 1981. Apparently because the Carlist dream fell apart and the two drifted further and further apart. I remember that in 1997 princess Irene still had difficulties being seen in public with her ex husband at the wedding of Prince Maurits and Marliene van den Broek (at least, that is what the news stations said), but later she must have gotten used to it and they found a way to get along well enough.

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