Princess Mabel celebrated her 45th birthday yesterday. I was going to post a regular birthday post but awoke to the shocking news that her husband, Prince Johan Friso, passed away today after being in a coma for 18 months. While Mabel has handled herself with unwavering grace during the incredibly difficult past year and a half, the gravity of today’s final loss is unimaginable for her and her young daughters. Our deepest condolences are with Princess Mabel, Princess Beatrix and the entire Dutch Royal Family.
Wedding Day, April 24, 2004
At Princess Amalia’s Christening, June 24, 2004
Celebrating Queen’s Day on April 30, 2005
At the christening of Princess Alexia on November 19, 2005
With daughters Luana and Zaria at Princess Ariane’s christening on October 20, 2007
At the wedding of Prince Carlos of Bourbon Parma, November 20, 2010
Photos from Getty as indicated; and Dutch Photo Press