While at university in 1989, Marilène van den Broek met Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (b.1968), the eldest son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (b.1943) and her husband Pieter van Vollenhoven, Jr. (b.1939). A relationship developed between the Maurits and Marilène over the years, and they announced their engagement in November 1997. The couple were married in a civil ceremony on 29 May 1998, which was followed by a religious ceremony on 30 May. Princess Juliana, the former Queen and the grandmother of Maurits, as well as Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus along with their children all attended Maurits and Marilène's civil and religious wedding ceremonies.
|Marilène's workplace: Koninklijke Ahold NV headquarters at Zaandam.|
Princess Marilène and Prince Maurits have three children: Anna (b. 2001), Lucas (b. 2002), and Felicia (b. 2005). The couple's offspring use the surname "van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven."
We wish Princess Marilène many happy returns of the day!