Originally Posted by Wisnu
They are not only beautiful highly educated, had previous good career and good example for another monarch for selecting the bride.
I really love Dutch Royal House in laws.
As I said in the thread about Máxima's family the Orange-Nassau brides were no 'average girls'.
Máxima - daughter of an Argentinian Secretary of Agriculture; attending elite schools.
Mabel - grew up (teenage years) in upscale area of Het Gooi; changed her name from 'Los' to 'Wisse Smit' (which sounds much more sophisticated); graduated summa cum laude and did internships at among other the UN and ministry of foreign affairs. Co-founder of several international initiatives.
Laurentien - daughter of 2-time minister (including vice-prime minister; after being party leader; state secretary etc); and friend of princess Beatrix and prince Claus; member of the (elite) student corps Vindicat.
Marilène - daughter of minister of foreign affairs and European Commissioner of foreign affairs; attended high school in the upscale village of Wassenaar (where W-A and Máxima previously lived); member of the (elite) student corps Vindicat (where she met Maurits).
Annette - member of the (elite) student corps Vindicat (where she met Maurits).
Anita - international upbringing: Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Singapore - where she attended UWC; after which she did her IB (not very common in the Netherlands unless you've been abroad) - moved to London after her university studies.
Aimée - from an upscale area of the Netherlands (Het Gooi); member of the elite student corps Minerva (where she met Floris).