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charlottestreasures 09-05-2010 10:56 PM

Former Girlfriends of King Willem-Alexander
 
I have been reading a book on the Royal Families of Europe and
in the Chapter on the Netherlands it states that The Prince of Orange
was engaged for quite a few years to a young Dutch Lady, but
was encouraged by the Queen to break the engagement, since she was a commoner and Catholic.

Does anyone know who this lady is?

lucien 09-06-2010 02:49 AM

Emily.She was his girlfriend for a few years,yes,but that she was catholic was not the problem.Her dad,a dentist,was a bit of a fraud tax wise and had moved to Belgium as the tax climate "is better there",besides that,he wasn't discrete on his daughters relation to Alexander,he blabbered,we can't have that.Being the girlfriend of a Crown Prince makes everyone thinks they have a say and everyone will start looking for what we call "lijken in de kast",bodies in the closet.Besides all that,everybody has had more then one girlfriend- or boyfriend....at least I hope so....

They seperated,yes,but Emily is happily married,since years,with a friend of Alexander.But Alexander has had several girlfriends,you know...
you have to start somewhere learning how to get by on a bicycle....

charlottestreasures 09-06-2010 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1133775)
Emily.She was his girlfriend for a few years,yes,but that she was catholic was not the problem.Her dad,a dentist,was a bit of a fraud tax wise and had moved to Belgium as the tax climate "is better there",besides that,he wasn't discrete on his daughters relation to Alexander,he blabbered,we can't have that.Being the girlfriend of a Crown Prince makes everyone thinks they have a say and everyone will start looking for what we call "lijken in de kast",bodies in the closet.Besides all that,everybody has had more then one girlfriend- or boyfriend....at least I hope so....

They seperated,yes,but Emily is happily married,since years,with a friend of Alexander.But Alexander has had several girlfriends,you know...
you have to start somewhere learning how to get by on a bicycle....

Thanks for the info.

Turkish Delight 09-17-2010 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucien (Post 1133775)
Emily.She was his girlfriend for a few years,yes,but that she was catholic was not the problem.Her dad,a dentist,was a bit of a fraud tax wise and had moved to Belgium as the tax climate "is better there",besides that,he wasn't discrete on his daughters relation to Alexander,he blabbered,we can't have that.Being the girlfriend of a Crown Prince makes everyone thinks they have a say and everyone will start looking for what we call "lijken in de kast",bodies in the closet.Besides all that,everybody has had more then one girlfriend- or boyfriend....at least I hope so....

They seperated,yes,but Emily is happily married,since years,with a friend of Alexander.But Alexander has had several girlfriends,you know...
you have to start somewhere learning how to get by on a bicycle....

In addition, what I know is being Catholic isn't a problem for the Dutch Royal family as Maxima is Catholic.

Marengo 09-23-2010 11:24 AM

I believe at the time it was said that the Queen was afraid that Emily wasn't fit for the function of Crown Princess.

A picture of Emily Bremers in the 90-ties:

http://www.hethuisvanoranje.nl/07%20...Bremers-01.jpg

During the baptism of Princess Ariane:
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/nieuwsber...0/22/emily.jpg

During her wedding to Jhr. Roderick van Wijk. I believe Princess Máxima also attended the wedding.

Google Afbeeldingen resultaat voor http://royalehuwelijken.web-log.nl/royalehuwelijken/images/2009/11/16/091102_emily_bremers_en_rhoderick_v.jpg

And here a picture of Jkvr. Vanessa Loudon. the gossip magazines linked her to the PoO in the 90-ties too, esp. as his mothers favourite candidate (as she is a noble), but there seem to be very little truth in the story:

http://royalehuwelijken.web-log.nl/....ac87970b-500wi


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