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.