Monday, January 9, 2012

Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma engaged

Princess Irene of the Netherlands announced today the engagement of her younger daughter, Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, to Albert Brenninkmeijer. 

The princess is also the daughter of the late Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma.

The 37-year-old Princess studied political science at the University of Amsterdam and Harvard University.  She also studied Forced Migration at Oxford University.  She now works for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, a department of the United Nations in Geneva.

Mr. Brenninkmeijer, 37, studied economics at the University of Edinburgh. He received a MBA from Oxford.  He is a manager at C&A France.   His family owns the C&A chain.  

The couple have known each other for more than a year.  The date of the wedding was not announced.

Albert was born on May 16, 1974 at Paris. He is the third child of Alphons Brenninkmeijer and Cecilé Duwaer.

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