Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair
In 1874 Prince Willem, the Prince of Orange, requested permission from his parents (King Willem III and Queen Sophie of the Netherlands born Princess von Württemberg) to marry Anna Mathilde gravin Van Limburg Stirum.
Both King Willem III and Queen Sophie saw this as a mésalliance. Also the countess' parents (Leopold graaf and Julie Marie gravin Van Limburg Stirum née Barre) were against the proposed alliance.
Countess Mathilde of Limburg-Stirum has some interesting descendants such as:
Samantha Cameron, wife of former Prime minister of Great Britain, David Cameron.
Cara Delevingne, famous fashion-model and actress.
The Hon. Mrs Timothy Knatchbull, daughter in law of late Patricia, Countess Mountbatten of Burma.